September Hive Calendar

Colonies should start back-filling as knotweed begins to flow. Target hives for 60+ lbs of stores by the end of month. Feed colonies that need it. Combine weak colonies (less than 6 frames of brood) or create nucs for overwintering.

By end of month:

  • Remove honey supers and reduce hive sizes.
  • Create top entrances for moisture control.
  • Install mouse guards if mice are a problem in your area.
  • Store drawn honey frames properly.
  • Treat for nosema and tracheal mites if desired.

Nectar Sources: Knotweed, dandelion.
Pollen Sources: dandelion.

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