What’s 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 – see picture at right).
  • Add more honey super to hives.  Ready-to-go options are available from us online or instore: https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product/ready-to-go-hive-supers/
  • Ensure bees have access to a good water supply.  A great way to do this is to use a shallow container with stones or similar in that bees can stand on to access the water without drowning.

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