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Beekeeping Year

June

Extract OSR honey crop when approx 1/3 of the frames are capped and no drips appear when frames are shaken.

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Store in buckets until set solid, then partially remelt to soften and cream.  

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Beware the June/July gap: feed sugar syrup after removing OSR crop if weather is poor and forage limited.

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Continue inspections every 7 days to check the Queen is present and laying. Look for signs of swarming.

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Add supers as required to avoid hive congestion.

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Monitor Varroa mite fall using inserts beneath mesh floors.

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Calendar of Events


SBA - Bee Health Awareness Day - DUNBLANE

WORKSHOPS & COURSES, Dunblane Cathedral Halls. A full day of lectures and practical sessions, 9.30am More Info

KCBG Demo - Swarm Control, Dividing Colonies and Making Nucs - 10.30am Dalmadilly - More info


ADBKA Demo - Apiary visit by Yvonne Davidson, 2pm Tarland - More Info


KCBG Meeting - Open Evening - 6.30pm Dalmadilly - More info


Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh


ADBKA Garden Visit with Mark Paterson, Cruickshank Garden, St. Machar Drive - More Info


KCBG Meeting - Summer Feeding - 7pm Dalmadilly - More info


ADBKA Garden Visit with Mark Paterson, Cruickshank Garden, St. Machar Drive - More Info


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