March 24, 2017

September 2015

 

Register for the Maine Beekeepers Annual Meeting and Conference taking place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Hampden

Michael Palmer - Speaker at Annual Meeting and Conference 2015 - Photo by D. Israel

Michael Palmer – Speaker at Annual Meeting and Conference 2015 – Photo by D. Israel

• 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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