Newcastle and District Beekeepers' Association

More Apiary tasks for September

6. Once feeding remember to keep feeders topped up, 18 - 20kg of stores is an average to get a colony through winter. Heft the hive to get a feel for the weight so you can compare later.

7. Good time to put entrance block in especially if feeding syrup.

8. Strap down hive & weigh down hives, Autumn storms often start now.

9. During inspections check for any disease.

10. Supers are often best removed by now as forage is likely to be dwindling. Some like a super with store underneath the brood box over winter, it lifts the bees off open and floors. If you do this remove queen excluders.

11. Clean and store equipment, if storing drawn frames its best to seal them up to try to avoid attracting wax moth.

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