Last Maintenance of the Season: To Do

A reminder that our region is starting to get cooler (minus those weird weekends that have peaked to Summer-like temperatures) and the rains are coming. We did our last hive maintenance of the year and will let them “bee” until February or the first warm up. Things to do on your last maintenance:

  • Remove queen excluder
  • Remove empty honey supers
  • Harvest any excess honey (we weren’t that lucky this season)
  • Ensure the bees have enough honey stored for Winter
  • Put a roof over the hive to keep the hive from getting wet
  • Entrance reducer or for those in areas that have rodent issues, put up that entrance screen
  • Clean out dead hives and store woodware
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