July 19, 2019 – Bees and the Beekeeper
Honeybee colonies hit their peak during this month. Add supers as needed. You can harvest honey when the honey flow slows (usually near the end of August) or hold filled supers on the hive until you are ready to harvest all of the honey at the end of August.
Monitor for Varroa mite populations. A mite treatment may be necessary prior to the August nectar flow.
If you get a chance, check your hive(s) to be sure they are queen right. Remember, you don’t need to see the queen, just eggs or larva.
The recent rains should help keep the wild flowers blooming for a few more weeks. Make sure your hives have space to put the honey!