Max’s Minute

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.

About DCBC

Our mission is to promote the study, science and craft of beekeeping through education, encouragement and community for all Door County beekeepers, and raise awareness to the benefits of bees for our environment, ecology and local economy.

We meet once a month at various locations in Door County. The meetings usually include educational information presented by experienced local/regional beekeepers. In addition, there may be a hands-on event such as a "hive dive" prior to the meeting.

Anyone can join the Door County Beekeepers Club at anytime. Membership carries for one year. Members enjoy the benefits of meetings and resources available to them through the club.

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