Northants Bee Keepers Association

Northamptonshire Beekeepers' Association (NBKA) Registered Charity No. 295593

 

Northants Bee Keepers Association

Copyright © NBKA 2007-2013

Northants Bee Keepers Association
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION

A member organisation representing beekeepers in the County of Northamptonshire

MONTHLY TASKS - JUNE

1. If you have taken off the sealed rape honey make sure the hive has enough honey to take them through periods when nectar is not available. If in doubt give them 4 litres of 50% sugar syrup.

2. Keep making inspections for queen cells and brood diseases.

3. Check your bait hives to see if you have new occupants; if so, feed them to help draw out the foundation.

4. Make a feeder so that every hive has its own feeder.

5. Do you have sufficient bee excluders? three for two hives.

6. Fit varroa floors to every hive and carry out weekly checks for the presence and amount of varroa. If you need to treat for varroa take the supers off the hive prior to treatment.

In the summer a treatment with 3% oxalic acid in water or 15% lactic acid in water trickled over the bees frame by frame will help them.

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