April 19, 2014

September 2012 – Beekeepers Calendar

Open Hive Summer 2012

Open Hive Summer 2012

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

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