Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells Branch

Tasks for August

Remove the supers for extraction

Ensure the colony is left with space to hold ~35 lbs honey

Extract and store honey

Check water content and labelling requirements

Clean supers (on colony and then using Certan etc.)

Render wax cappings etc.

Clean or replace dirty super frames

Move old brood frames to the edge of hive ready for replacement

Insert tray of Apiguard as soon as supers are removed add second tray after 2 weeks

Estimate mites removed after 4 week treatment (many 100s)

 
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