→ Remove mite treatments and antibiotics (see labels).
→ Add supers to hives as needed.
→ This is the time of year to register your bee hives with our state apiarist.
→ Sign up for the Cumberland County Beekeepers “How to Make Summer Nucs – Hands-on Workshop” on Saturday June 16, 2012. Participants will learn the fundamentals of making their own summer nucs as well as receive instruction on preparing the new colonies for wintering.
→ Register for EAS (Eastern Apiculture Society) Conference in Burlington, Vermont – August 13-17, 2012.
Highly recommended for any Beekeeper who want to raise their levels of skill and knowledge - an incredible program, and it is the closest it will be to Maine for the next couple of years.
This monthly post is adapted from “The Beekeepers Calendar, A Year In The Apiary-Central Maine” by Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist