The weather is getting cooler and trees are just beginning to change to their brilliant fall colors.
While you’re beginning to enjoy the fall season, it’s a great time for beekeepers to continue managing your hives to ensure they survive the upcoming winter.
Continue to combine weaker colonies and make “double sure” all queens are accepted and present. Queenless colonies should be combined with queen-right colonies.
This is the time of year to feed as much syrup as you can get them to take so they can insulate the brood nest with honey.
Replace broken equipment and make sure they have good tight hives to survive the cold winter months. Not much bee activity.
- Combine the weak
- Equalize bees
- Repair or replace bad equipment
- Attend Bee Meetings
- Review “Bloom Calendar” for next season.