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Tasks for March

Check stores/emergency feeding

Hive Records -Get the new sheets/book all ready

Replacing brood boxes/floors/queen excluders + general cleaning up.

Varroa monitoring – and treatment with apiguard or similar

First inspection?  Only if it’s warm and not too windy (+/- 13C)

Queen clipping and marking – only if warm enough

Ensure beekeeping clothing is clean and ready for use

Go to Branch apiary practice meetings at either Barrwood or Hilbert Road Apiaries.

Take Modules

Prepare to wash/replace gloves if diseased/ dead hive found

Have a bucket of dilute washing soda handy to clean tools and gloves etc. between colonies

Look for 3+ frames of brood & 5+ frames of bees

Ensure eggs and or open brood

Ensure enough food for 2+ Weeks (~10 lbs)

Remove mouse guards 

 
 
 
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