What is going on this month in the hive?
What tasks do I need to do to ensure hive health?
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-)
Mineral bee supplement – https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product/mineral-bee-for-bees/
Spare supers – https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product/ready-to-go-hive-supers/
Extraction Equipment – https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product-category/honey-house/extracting/