End of the month

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by crazy8days, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. crazy8days

    crazy8days New Member

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    Well, a hot, dry July is almost over and hopefully August will much cooler and wetter! In the month of August what should I be doing? I'll have some honey this year but will like to wait as long as I can before I need to take it off, So, what should I be doing this time of year? Anything? Get ready for winter? Treatments? (maybe not, want organic) Thanks,
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    It is early up here yet. I would be starting to keep an eye on your mite levels. If you haven't, they typically start to spike right about now (or soon). That is why a lot of us end up in trouble, holding off on treatment (or not) trying to get that last flow of goldenrod before we do.
    If you are going treatment free, you will have to have some plan for combatting high mite levels if your counts indicate it. Not sure there, but Sept. onward here is when your winter bees are being raised and you want them healthy.