November 27, 2014

September 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Family Honey Harvest

Family Honey Harvest

Harvest fall honey crop and remove supers around September 10-20.

Extract ripe honey.

Partially filled supers should be fed back to the bees above the inner cover.

Reduce  entrances, apply brood medications and apply mite treatments after the supers are  removed from hives.

Feed heavy (2:1) medicated (Fumagillin) syrup or frames of honey to hives low on honey stores.

Prevent hives from robbing.

Start marking your calendar with the most interesting events at your local bee club.
 

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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