Spring Hive Management

Last week we covered some of the essentials of Spring hive managment, including:

  • Hive inspection
  • Splitting to help prevent swarming (and reduce the risk of spreading varroa)
  • Smoking to move bees out of the way
  • Rubber banded frames
  • How easy is beekeeping with a FH for a novice?
  • Is the hive queenright? Looking for the queen or signs she is laying
  • How to cut out comb (aim to reduce the chances of swarming)
  • Ants getting into the hive

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Any questions?

This one is aimed mainly at newer beekeepers but we welcome questions or comments at all levels of experience - we often learn from all of you out there too!