October 1, 2014

September 2013 – The Beekeepers Calendar

 

Kirk Webster, Champlain Valley Bees & Queens of Middlebury, Vermont - Speaker at Annual Meeting and Conference 2013

Kirk Webster, Champlain Valley Bees & Queens of Middlebury, Vermont – Speaker at Annual Meeting and Conference 2013

Register for the Maine Beekeepers Annual Meeting and Conference taking place on Saturday, October 19, 2013

→ 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) syrup or frames of honey to hives low on honey stores.  Some beekeepers use medicated (Fumagillin) in their syrup.

→ 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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