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What’s Happening Inside the Hive?
This month is much like July. The bees are still rearing brood, but storing little honey. And they still need water. Late summer is the time for bees to try to rob honey from other hives. This is because of the dearth of nectar. If you have more than one hive, don’t open a hive for more than a few minutes. Unguarded honey leads to a “robbing frenzy”. Even if you then close the hive, the robbing bees remain in the same frame of mind. Stronger hives will do their best to fight their way into the weaker hives. Watch for fighting bees at the entrances of the hives. August is a serious month for varroa mites. The mites have been reproducing rapidly in the brood cells since spring. Their numbers can build up without any apparent signs of trouble and then suddenly destroy a hive within a few weeks.
Outside the Hive
If you haven’t looked for varroa this summer, do so now (as described for July). August is the month to begin thinking about winter. A weak hive should be de-queened and united with a stronger hive.
Hive Beatles have become a problem in recent years. They come into the hive thru the front entrance and live among the bee causing problems by eating pollen and weakening the hive. Treat these pest before they become a nucience. Beatle traps are available at your beekeeping supplier and are effective for the hive beetle.
Observations and Ideas
Most beekeepers work together at the honey booth at the state fair each summer. The fair is a good opportunity to sell your honey and to meet with other beekeepers. This activity is planned by your State Beekeeping Association. By this time of year, you and your beekeeping friends nearby know whether you have had a good year. Compare notes on honey production, queens, mite problems and other concerns. Note the sources of the best queens purchased by other beekeepers.
Honeybees have been on the decline for many years. As you know, our environment depends a great deal on the honeybee. Beekeepers do a great service for our honeybees and our environment. You can do a great service for your health and your environment.
Beekeeper, Dana J. Heller
Our Honey is removed from the honey comb and bottled, that is it! No processing, no heating just pure raw honey. Just right for your table.
Same great wildflower honey but with a twist. My wildflower honey is aged in bourbon barrels for a hint of Bourbon flavor. Bring your coffee or tea up to a new level!
Varroa mites are currently the greatest threat to beekeepers and their colonies, and infested colonies will probably perish if action is not taken to control mite levels. Thus, they are a significant threat to a beekeeper's colony.
My name is Dana Joe Heller.
My Wife Sherrie and I are beekeepers. We manage our beehives in Kentucky. We love beekeeping and love helping others in the beekeeping adventure. We know people are interested in beekeeping to help our environment, help out the honeybees and to harvest all of the rewards of beekeeping.
We offer Beekeeping Supplies and tools for the new and experienced beekeepers. Our beehives are made and assembled right here at Dana Bee Farm U.S.A right across the Ohio River from our apiary in Mays Lick Kentucky.
Our customer service is always number one.
We will only sell top quality supplies. All my beehives are guaranteed. Feel free to call us with any question or concerns.
Ask for My Wife Sherrie at 606-584-8378
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1725 Friendship Rd, Aberdeen, OH 45101
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