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Help…

May

If planning on setting up a bait hive to catch any swarms, click here for more info.

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You may need to think about swarm control, see Demaree method

or

Artificial Swarming


Stimulative feed recipe:

(To follow)


Varroa management:

Drone sacrifice – replace 2 brood frames per hive with shallow super frames. The bees will draw drone comb below these, which can be removed (sacrificed) when full of capped brood.


Help…

April

Supers:

Put frames of drawn comb at the outside of supers and in every alternate frame space.

Fill remaining spaces with foundation, which has been gently warmed with a hairdryer to release scent.

Spray with solution of Hive Clean to encourage bees to go into the supers.











Help…

March

If planning a Bailey Frame Change, between mid March and April is best.

Click here for more info.






Beginners

If you are not sure what the inside of a  hive looks like, click here to see a Smith hive.



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