Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ventilation for Your Honeybees - Adding Honey Supers - Water

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!

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