What is going on this month in the hive?

What tasks do I need to do to ensure hive health?

January in the hive

January in the hive:


If the weather is hot you may see a curtain of bees cooling themselves on the exterior of the hive.

Beekeeper Tasks –

  • Continue health inspections of your hive (including for wax moth in honey supers).
  • Add more honey supers to hives.
  • Ensure bees have access to a good water supply.  If you are supplying their water source, consider adding some “Mineral Bee” supplement to ensure their nutritional needs are met.
  • Ensure you have all your harvesting equipment ready (see below-)

Product Checklist:

Mineral bee supplementhttps://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product/mineral-bee-for-bees/

Spare supers – https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product/ready-to-go-hive-supers/

Escape boards – https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product/8-way-assembled-escape-board/

Extraction Equipmenthttps://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product-category/honey-house/extracting/

Jars – https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product-category/packaging/jars/