While recent temperatures may not feel like it, Fall is here and there several things you should be doing to help your bees. If you haven’t done so already,test and treat for Varroa Mites. They are in your hive and treating them is the best way to help your colony(s) survive the winter. Once your treatment is complete, it’s time to “fatten” your bees and build protein. Feeding heavy syrup (sugar and water 2:1) is the easiest way to promote fattening. Once you begin feeding, watch the levels. We’re hearing from members that bees are aggressively eating syrup. Lastly, don’t forget to put a mouse guard on your entrance. As we start to experience cooler nights, mice will look for warm nesting sites.