THE BEEKEEPERS' CALENDAR

2015

 

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

 Evaluate last year and set goals for 2015.

 Order packages for desired delievery date. Check hive stores, feed if needed. 

 

 

 Inspect hives food supply, feed if needed. Check the hive for queen right and diseases. Move brood nest down, replace bad comb.  

 APRIL  MAY  JUNE

 

  Inspect hives for congestion, good brood pattern. Prepare for swarming. Get supers ready for honey flow. 

Install package bees.

Remove any medications from hive.

 Supers ready for Tulip Poplar?

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay.

 Time to move out your spring honey. 

A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon.

 

 JULY  AUGUST  SEPTEMBER

 Super up for Sourwood.

Super up for Goldenrod. 

 

 Is your hive ready for winter?

 WVBA Fall Conference

Jackson's Mill

Sept. 25 - 26th

 OCTOBER  NOVEMBER  DECEMBER
 Time to start removing medications.

 Think about Christmas gifts for your honey.  

Have you mailed in your Apiary Registration for 2016?

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

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