The Beekeeping year


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July, and the white clover and Bramble begins to bloom. The lean period is over, and once again the bees can be seen returning from foraging trips and running into the hive with their precious cargoes.

The beekeeper continues to examine the colonies every seven to ten days, checking for evidence of swarming preparations and food stores, but by the end of July, the season for swarming is considered to be over, although nothing is certain in beekeeping.

Monitor the varroa mite fall under your varroa floor. Plan your varroa treatment and buy products needed.

Re-queen over defensive colonies.