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Tasks for September

Estimate stores and feed syrup for winter

Remove varroa treatments

Feed colonies that need it

Reduce to planned number of colonies

Prepare for Honey shows

Expect more nectar flows

Reduce inspections to fortnightly

Expect reduction in colony size and brood area

Bee Hive Facts

A hive can contain up to 70,000 bees in midsummer.

There will be 1 queen,

250 drones, 20,000 female foragers,

30,000 female house-bees,

5,000 to 7,000 eggs,

7,000-11,000 larvae being fed,

16,000 to 24,000 larvae developing into adults in sealed cells.

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