Tips for the Month:

  • Continue to add new supers as needed and extract sealed frames.

  • Contact Steve Martin to book the branch honey extractor if you need to do so.

  • Make sure colonies have sufficient stores particularly if you have taken off supers to extract - there is a lot of brood to feed at this time of year. If there are no supers on the hive make sure there are at least 2 frames of stores.

  • Start to plan which colonies you may like to unite to take through the winter.

  • Check for the presence of wasps near the hive and reduce entrances to one or two bee space to make the colony easier to defend.