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Tasks for May

Supering – add another when bees are on 75% of frames.

Remove and extract rape honey as soon as ripe.

Weekly inspections – Look closely for queen cells.

Have equipment for artificial swarming ready.

Monitoring Varroa.

Look for drones & queen cells.

Put Queen excluders on.

Put first super(s) on.

On Out Apiaries put 3 super on but with newspaper between 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th.

Thus ensuring Queen has plenty of room to lay.

Consider taking a small nucleus to raise a fresh queen.

Consider Demaree' split  – details under ’Articles’.

(This method does not interrupt honey flow - keeps Queen laying - stops colony swarming).

 
 
 
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