Beekeeping Tips for July
This is a “Hot and Humid “month and the bees will cluster on the outside of the hive to cool off. They will continue to make honey, weather permitting and beekeepers should start to remove ripe honey.
Remember to leave enough honey for the bees. If you remove all the honey, the stress level of the bees elevates and could cause an unhealthy colony. If weather conditions are too dry, a collapse could occur due to starvation. Remember to keep enough empty room for the bees when they come inside. Perform a Queen check and mark colonies for Re-Queening.
- Remove Honey
- Leave enough honey for the bees (one full super)
- Keep at least one empty super on top
- Extra ventilation
- Order Queens
- Update “Bloom Calendar”