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Summer (Dec, Jan, Feb)

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

  • Remove any varroa treatment
  • Check the Queen has a nice lay pattern
  • Ensure there's plenty of room for the Queen to lay
  • Super up to ensure there's plenty of room for the nectar being brought in
  • Check supers for wax moth
  • As the frames of nectar are being capped move them up to the top honey box
  • Harvest and extract honey