What’s going on this month in the hive?

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

November in the hive

Everything is bursting with activity.  The queen is reaching her greatest peak of egg-laying and nectar and pollen is coming in thick and fast.

Beekeeper Tasks

  • Add queen excluder and place honey supers on top of the brood boxes.
  • Watch out for swarms – inspect hives weekly for swarm control.
  • Remove September varroa treatments and check they have worked.
  • Feed sugar syrup if necessary and check for pollen stores – feed supplements if necessary.
  • Check for AFB in brood frames.