Monday, February 19, 2007

Beekeeping Tips

  • Treat for Tracheal mites with menthol in August
  • Treat for Varroa mites on October 1st
  • Treat for Nosema in late October or November
  • Prevent robbing before it starts, equalize your colony populations
  • Feed 2:1 sugar syrup to provide 70 pounds of winter stores
  • Requeen your colonies in late August or September 1st
  • You will have NO DEAD BEES IN THE WINTER, and big, strong, HEALTHY colonies ready to make a record crop in the spring.

1 comment:

Pattie said...

Great stuff, Chris! I'm still amazed that anyone actually does this! I'll be back to follow your journey into spring and see how it goes with the bees. Keep checking back to FoodShed (www.foodshed.blogspot.com) for more dirt on sustinable food withint 250 miles of Atlanta.

--Pattie