Beekeeping Tips for June
Colonies that did not swarm will be boiling over with bees and the “Honey Flow” continues. Keep up swarm inspections and continue adding additional space as needed.
Spring honey sources start to fade and a short honey dearth may happen between blooming cycles. Rain and weather conditions affect the summer nectar sources greatly. Under good conditions, the bees will continue to make honey. The start and stop honey flow will sometimes cause a few “After Swarms”.
The pace of honey production slows a bit and the Queen starts to lay fewer eggs. Fully Capped Honey Supers may be removed and extracted.
- Watch for Swarms
- Keep adding empty supers as needed
- Remove Fully Capped Honey
- Attend Bee Meetings
- Update “Bloom Calendar”