Tips for the Month:

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


  • Check for Asian Hornets around the hive. Notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a picture if possible.

  • Make sure colonies have sufficient stores particularly if you have taken off supers to extract - winter bees are being produced and need to be well fed to survive the winter. Ensure there is both honey and pollen available in the hive.

  • Unite any weak colonies - if they are healthy - to give a better chance of surviving the winter!

  • Don’t disturb your colonies now unnecessarily - check for disease and that they have stores but then leave them to prepare for winter