This Special Issue gives you advice, hints and tips on how to manage your colonies each month. You can start from any month you like; wherever you consider your beekeeping year to start. We have started the series of articles in January, for no other reason than convenience, but in actual fact, the beekeeping year is continuous. The management of our colonies starts when we acquire our bees and just continues. Management of our bees changes with forage availability, day length and temperature but it does not stop.