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A Year in the Apiary!



 Photo: Valerie McMullan

If necessary, give another super
Photo: Valerie McMullan


  • Continue weekly inspections – look for swarm preparations and disease
  • Give supers ahead of need (bees covering 6-7 frames in the top box? Give another super)
  • Extract any full supers
  • Move any old combs to outside of brood nest ready for replacement
  • Monitor mite drop – Use MAQ strips
  • Keep grass level down around the hives