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Autumn (Mar, Apr, May)

This is a topline picture of what you need to do to manage your hives over autumn. To manage your colonies well you will need to adapt their natural patterns with your aims.

  • Replace Queen if needed
  • Start to reduce hive size down to one brood box
  • Ensure there's plenty of honey and pollen stores for bees during winter
  • Check brood frames for signs of AFB
  • Check brood frames for varroa and treat
  • Check bees to ensure they're healthy and free of disease to get through Winter
  • Check for wax moth