May

Fingers crossed for good weather with nectar and pollen in great abundance. The queen is now reaching her greatest rate of lay and the brood should now be filling the brood box. With the amount of Rape we have locally you should be able to lift a super and take your first crop of honey.

Swarming is a distinct possibility at this time of year and there are many ways of managing this event. I shall not cover the topic here but you need to be aware of it.

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