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Beekeeping Year – October

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

  • Check stability of the hives
  • Reduce inspections
  • Add mouse guards and protect from wood peckers etc.
  • Heft hives and give last feed for winter

Monitor mite drop <10/day OK

>10/day (Apiguard not effective) consider Kramer plates or dusting with icing sugar

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

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