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A Year in the Apiary!

 Photo: Simon Croson

Guard against wasps and robbing
Photo: Simon Croson


  • Feed colonies with heavy syrup (to 20kg+)
  • Unite weak healthy colonies before feeding
  • Check colonies are queen right
  • Old queen or failing queen? – Re-queen the colony
  • Expect reduction in colony size and brood area
  • Guard against wasps and robbing
  • Give room for late nectar flows
  • Store surplus equipment in clean condition (protect comb from wax moth)
  • Enter honey shows