Growing period of bees

Growing period of bees

In August, the apiary reduces the strength (the number of worker bees) of bee colonies. At present, almost all over Ukraine, the main honey crop is coming to an end.

During 2 – 3 days after the end of the honey, it is necessary to pump out the honey, reduce the volume of the nest (removing the frames that are not occupied by the bees), cut the tapes, and insulate the beehive from above.

But the heat on some days of this month still pestering bees, and therefore you need to monitor their behavior. If the number of bees that waved their wings near the tap is sharply increased, they gather in groups, hang in the form of a beard, then the ventilation slots and the tapholes should be increased. At night, tapholes are reduced, except for very warm evenings.

Beekeepers are struggling with wasps that penetrate into the hives. To do this, you can use bottles from under lemonade, which pour 100-150 g of sweet water. You can put these bottles on the hives after the flight of the bees and pick them up in the morning before the flight. If you leave the bottles during the flight, the bees get into the bottle and die.

Having pumped out the honey partially or completely (no later than August 15-25), each bee family needs to replenish fodder reserves for the winter due to sugar syrup (1.5 kg of sugar per 1 liter of water). Distribute it only in the evening warm (35-37 њ C) 3 liters per time. Feed in a day or every day (depending on the strength of the family) until in each honeycomb there will be 2 kg of feed and more.

In August, the uterus lays eggs, preferably when there are 8-10 kg of honey in the nest. The bees that reared in August are best tolerated by the winter. Currently, the treatment against varroatosis is carried out.

In August the apiary transferred buckwheat, clover, sunflower, alfalfa to crops. This makes it possible to fully increase bees for the winter. Currently, beekeepers repair winterers, dry them and whiten.

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Growing period of bees