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Simon's Monthly Tips

December

At the end of the month you should perform a midwinter mite treatment, and inspect the outside of your hives for mouse or other pest damage. Effect any repairs as necessary for the next year. Create your wishlist of new/improved equipment!

TO DO:

  • Check exterior for mice and other pests and damage
  • Hive/frame and equipment repair and assembly
  • Apply your mid-winter
  • Varroa treatment (Dec/Jan)
  • Make plans for your new season
  • Attend your local winter association meetings if of benefit
  • Update records

PREPARATION CHECK:

  • Assemble frames and hives
  • Repair/buy your tools
  • Repair and replace protective clothing
  • Varroa treatment

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