Category Archives: monthly

Beekeeping Tips for November

In November, your bees will become broodless and start to cluster together in dormancy.  The exception is a periodic warm spell that allows them to move closer to stored honey and make those all-important cleansing (defecating) flights. Therefore, the beekeepers’ work starts to dwindle a little as your hives should be ready for winter with…
Read more

Beekeeping tips for October

Originally by Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson, edited by J. Morgan October is the month to prepare your bees for what Mother Nature has in store this upcoming winter. You might be wondering, what could cause the demise of my bees during the winter? Beyond diseases from mite infestation, it can be either starvation or moisture...…
Read more

Beekeeping Tips for September

Submitted by J. Morgan September is a critical month for bees. Forage and weather will vary based on where you are. Remember, robbing is a threat while nectar is in demand. Reduce entrances and don't keep your hives open too long. Additionally, remember, every time you crack the hive open and pull frames apart, you…
Read more

Beekeeping Tips for June and July

By J. Morgan Swarm season is still in effect. Monitor hives for queen cells, eggs, and brood. If you find hives with a swarming tendency, decide if you want to pull the laying queen along with a split and locate her in another location over 2 miles from the original colony. You can also remove…
Read more