- Provide upper ventilation.
- Remove mite treatments prior to wintering or wrapping the colony.
- Wrap colonies with tar paper or commercial wrap and provide with an insulating board or moisture absorbing material (Homasote) by Thanksgiving.
- Sell honey at craft fairs, etc.
- Read periodicals.
This monthly post is adapted from “The Beekeepers Calendar, A Year In The Apiary-Central Maine” by Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist