Steve Forrest, owner of Brushy Mountain bee farm put on a very interesting presentation tonight. He spoke on what to do in August, saying it is the most important month concerning the condition of your hives come spring. Basically, this is the month for "pushing", feeding sugar and pollen patties to get the brood up for winter. Requeening in time to get 2 to 4 cycles of brood before winter. Checking for mites and disease, and treating before cold weather. You can't start in Oct. and prep a hive for winter in this climate. It will be too late.