Tips for the Month:
Put out Asian Hornet Traps for any queens who have overwintered undetected. Check regularly and release any native species.
Remove mouse guards and woodpecker protection
- Do a quick first inspection once temperatures at 15 Degrees + to ensure colony is queenright (no need to see her if you see eggs) and has sufficient stores for at least a week of poor weather (2 brood frames)
- If stores are low feed with 1:1 sugar water syrup
- Towards end of month change hive onto clean floor