Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pull Your Entrance Reducer(s)

Now it is time to pull your entrance reducers!!  If you haven't removed your outer & inner insulation, do it now. Also, sugar feeding should be long over now. We don't want honey made from sugar but rather, pollens.  June is the month for swarming.  To prevent swarming, remove any queen cells you find on your frames.  Also, if your bees are crowded and don't have enough space, they should be given more boxes.  This is called, "bee space".  Remember to keep an eye on your water level.  If your hive is near a pond, river, lake, etc. then you have no worries but bees need water just like any other living thing so keep your water source nearby and check it often.

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