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Beekeeping Year – August

Here’s what you should be doing this month:-

  • Remove the supers for extraction
  • Ensure the colony is left with space to hold ~35 lbs honey
  • Extract and store honey
  • Check water content and labelling requirements
  • Clean supers (on colony and then using Certan etc.)
  • Render wax cappings etc.
  • Clean or replace dirty super frames
  • Move old brood frames to the edge of hive ready for replacement

Insert tray of Apiguard as soon as supers are removed add second tray after 2 weeks

Estimate mites removed after 4 week treatment (many 100s)

(Reproduced from “The Beekeeping Year” by Ivor Davis on the ABKA website)

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