April

April

2013 

  • Package bees arrive. You should have a sunny, well drained, wind protected sight. After hiving, reduce entrances to about 8 cm. 
  • If the bee package is placed on foundation only, feed a minimum of 1 gallon of sugar syrup every week and pollen substitute patties every two weeks.
  • For more information on handling of package bees, see the Apiculture Fact-Sheet #301.
  • Check all hives, whether wintered or packages, for queens and stores regularly (every 10-14 days).
  • Feed syrup as required and replace queens if necessary. Wintered hives in southern areas may need an additional super to hold bees and honey near the end of the month. 

 

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