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Spring (Sep, Oct, Nov)

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

  • Check capped brood frames closely for disease
  • Check brood frames for varroa and treat
  • Do your annual disease inspection - click here for more information, due 30th of November
  • Ensure there's plenty of honey and pollen stored and feed if required
  • Rotate frames to ensure the Queen has plenty of space to lay
  • Ensure base/bottom board is cleaned of any debris build-up from Winter
  • Split hives if required
  • Swarm control
  • Unite any weak or Queenless hives