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October


By the end of October, there is little flying going on. The weather is deteriorating and flowers are becoming fewer. Ivy is one of the last bee plants to provide nectar and pollen, and this is foraged avidly by bees when the weather allows.


If not already done, remove chemical varroa treatments such as Apiguard or Apistan .


Inspect the brood frames in store for wax moth. Wax moth eggs and grubs will be killed if the frames are left overnight in the freezer.