Tips for the Month:

  • Carry out regular, every 7 days, inspection. This is essential now to pre-empt swarms issuing from the hive.

  • Carry out swarm control measures when charged queen cells (royal jelly and a larva present) are found.

  • When a top super is ¾ full of bees, add another super. You can remove sealed frames ready for extraction and replace them with empty frames. Store them safely somehwere cool and away from insects like ants or bees until they can be extracted.

  • Continue to check Asian Hornet Traps and register them on BeeBase

  • Check your hornet traps regularly and release any native species.


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