Besides doing a hive check every 10-12 days, assisting your bees with ventilation would be very helpful during this hot season! To do this, simply lift your lid up and place a 10-penny nail diagonally across all four corners of the top box. Be sure to remove the nails when it cools back off -(say 50-60*). Those of us who have mostly drawn out comb can add supers now as the honeyflow may be early this season!! I will not be using a queen excluder this season - no need if I cage the queen 21 days prior to harvesting honey. Be sure to keep your water source available for your honeybees!