This Month in the Hive: July

The Bees: July 4th appears to be an end-time in which honey bees slow greatly in making wax and completing the spring nectar flow so get prepared for honey extracting. Remember, the comb cells should be 90% capped and the remaining uncapped honey should not be able to...

This Month in the Hive: June

The Bees: Bees continue the height of the spring nectar flow. Unswarmed colonies will be boiling with bees. The queen’s rate of egg laying may drop a bit this month. The main honey flow should happen this month. The Beekeeper: Inspect the hive weekly to make...

This Month in the Hive: May

The Bees: Now the activity really starts hopping. The nectar and pollen should begin to come into the hive thick and fast. The queen will be reaching her greatest rate of egg laying. The hive should be bursting with activity The Beekeeper: If you use a queen excluder...

This Month in the Hive: March

The Bees: This is the month when colonies can die of starvation. However, if you fed them plenty of sugar syrup in the late autumn /winter, this should not happen. With the days growing longer, the queen steadily increases her rate of egg laying. More brood means more...