It may not seem like it, but winter is coming.
In beekeeping we often have to prepare for the next seasonal change well in advance of seeing those changes begin. Join Back Yard Beekeeper's Association Board Member, David Blocher to learn about preparing your colonies for the upcoming winter.
Locations in Fairfield County in CT and local NY locations are experiencing severe drought conditions; while some locations may have adequate incoming nectar for the colony’s development , that is the exception in our area this year.
The purpose of this workshop is to sensitize members as to what our colonies need, in order to successfully overwinter successfully.
This workshop is tailored for all beekeepers, no matter the level, who want additional knowledge on successfully preparing their hives for the coming winter.
Topics to be covered will include:
1. Basic discussion of colony development as we go into the fall
2. Basic consideration for colonies that will successfully overwinter
3. Treating for mites (this should have already been done, but recommendations will be given)
4. Evaluating the honey stores of your hives at this time
5. Evaluating the strength of your hive
6. What to do about colonies that don’t occupy all of the combs in the colony—how to manage this.
Question and Answers welcome!
This event will be held at the BYBA Beeyard. Masks or face coverings are mandatory for all attending.