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Stay-N-Put Farms

Raising quality bees in Central Missouri

Beekeeping Schedule

               
               
               
  When weather allows check weight of hive and feed dry sugar if they are light            
23-Mar-19 Varroa check if over threshold treat with capping penetrating treatment (=a8-50) adjust this based on the treatment label, treatment must be removed before reference cell date   Hive inspection includes at a minimum        
14-Apr-19 Check food if necessary feed pollen sub and 1-1 sugar mixture (=a8-28) any larva should be swimming in royal jelly if not pollen may be lacking   Food supplies   redbud iapples and peaches is first flow    
21-Apr-19 The date your queen should be laying a lot (=a8-21 days)   SHB traps   then clover starts this is main flow blackberries    
12-May-19 Enter date first dandelion or redbud is found (currently set to mothers day)  this is the referance cell   space   3rd week june – sept untill golden rod     
12-May-19 Add supers and reverse brood chamber if needed (=a8)   queen presence        
12-May-19 Varroa check if over threshhold treat with OA (=a8)   swarm indications   check queen laying in feb    
19-May-19 Varroa check if over threshhold treat with OA (=a8+7)  Necessary????   general health   splits can be done in march    
26-May-19 Varroa check if over threshhold treat with OA (=a8+14) Necessary????            
26-May-19 Hive inspection (=a8+14)            
26-May-19 Hang swarm traps (=a8+14)            
2-Jun-19 check and rebait swarm traps (=a8+21)   Hive inspection every two weeks        
9-Jun-19 check and rebait swarm traps (=a8+28)   Varroa shake (powered sugar???)once a month??        
9-Jun-19 Hive inspection and Varroa check (=a8+28) if over threashold treat with OA            
16-Jun-19 check and rebait swarm traps (=a8+35)   check and rebait swarm trap once a week replace if you catch one        
23-Jun-19 Hive inspection (=a8+42)            
23-Jun-19 check and rebait swarm traps (=a8+42)            
30-Jun-19 pull swarm traps (=a8+49)            
7-Jul-19 Hive inspection and Varroa check (=a8+56)  if over threshold treat with OA, potential end of spring flow adjust space as required             
21-Jul-19 Hive inspection (=a8+70)            
31-Jul-19 Hive inspection and Varroa check (=a8+84) if over threshold treat with OA            
18-Aug-19 Hive inspection (=a8+98)            
17-Sep-19 Hive inspection and Varroa check (=a8+128) if over threashold treat with OA  one month between last check            
1-Oct-19 Hive inspection (=a8+142) check winter stores and feed 2-1 if needed            
15-Oct-19 Hive inspection and Varroa check (=a8+156) if over threashold treat with capping penetrating treatment            
15-Oct-19 Install mouse gaurds, ensure ventilation and add any dry food stores, prep for winter