Preparing For The New Season

February 3, 2013 Cotswold Bees Bee HealthBeekeeping GeneralBeekeeping Jobs

Spring is not here yet but it is most important to get ready for the season ahead. Now is the time to get out spare equipment and make sure it is ready for use.

Take those spare supers and brood boxes and give them a good going over with a blow torch.

Check that you have enough frames and foundation to replace at least 30% in each hive as well as having enough to set up new hives and remember you always need one more hive than you are using  to do artificial swarms and provide for any swarms you catch

Give that smoker a good clean and organize your tools in a convenient bag.

Then sit back and wait for the temperature to rise – and you never know your luck it might stop raining

Happy Beekeeping


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