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Simon's Monthly Tips

August

The height of summer should have the bees bringing in plenty of nectar and supers filling up. August is also a month for wasps, if you are suffering from “Robbery” consider an entrance reducer to keep them out. You may also want to consider wasp traps of even relocating hives that are being bombarded with wasps or hornets in extreme circumstances.

TO DO:

  • Regular inspections
  • Remove full supers if this is your plan
  • Prepare for honey production
  • Check for wasp problems and take early action to prevent damage
  • Commence varroa treatment as soon as supers are removed

PREPARATION CHECK

  • Protective clothing
  • Wasp traps, entrance restrictors and wasp proof entrances
  • Small tools, smokers and brushes
  • Extraction equipment and jars
  • Varroa treatment Update records

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