August 30, 2014

June 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Gathering a Swarm of Honey Bees

Gathering a Swarm of Honey Bees

Remove mite treatments and antibiotics (see labels).

Add supers to hives as needed.

Manage for swarm prevention via equalizing hives, making splits/ nucs or Demaree method.

This is the time of year to register your bee hives with our state apiarist.

Sign up for the Cumberland County Beekeepers Summer Nuc Workshop on Sunday July 16, 2011

Register for EAS (Eastern Apiculture Society) Conference in Rhode Island – July 25-29, 2011

Go see a free screening of Vanishing of the Bees, a documentary film in Boothbay Harbor on June 4, 2011

This monthly post is adapted from “The Beekeepers Calendar, A Year In The Apiary-Central Maine” by Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist

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