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Florida Beekeeping Calendar: August

Management practices for your apiary in August: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management

Swarm management basics

A honey bee colony has two main goals for the year: 1) survive (i.e. build up the number of bees working to find and store enough honey and pollen to live through the next winter) and 2) reproduce (i.e. produce another colony). Spring is the time of the year when the honey flow starts and the colony increases in size, preparing to divide/reproduce. When a colony divides, 40-60% of the adult bees and the current queen leave the colony to find a

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: July

Management practices for your apiary in July: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management

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