→ Register for the Maine Beekeepers Annual Meeting and Conference taking place on Saturday, October 13, 2012
→ 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