Spring Beekeeping Tips You Need To Know This Season

by Flow Hive 1 min read

Spring is a busy time for the bees and also for beekeepers!

From inspections and splits to swarm catches โ€“ hereโ€™s our top 5 tips for managing your colonyโ€™s needs this spring.

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Splitting Your Hive

Topics covered:

  • ๐Ÿ Is your hive ready to split
  • ๐Ÿ Preparing a second brood box
  • ๐Ÿ Which frames to transfer
  • ๐Ÿ Assembling your new set-up
  • ๐Ÿ When to re-inspect

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Making room in the hive

Topics covered:

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  • ๐Ÿ Which frames to extract
  • ๐Ÿ Safely removing bees from a frame
  • ๐Ÿ How to harvest honeycomb
  • ๐Ÿ Reassembling your hive

How and when to harvest honey

Topics covered:

  • ๐Ÿ How to select honey frames for harvest
  • ๐Ÿ Using your Flow Key
  • ๐Ÿ Tips for a smooth honey flow
  • ๐Ÿ Ensuring your Flow Frames are reset

How to vertically hive split

Topics covered:

  • ๐Ÿ Is your hive ready to split?
  • ๐Ÿ Which frames to transfer
  • ๐Ÿ Where to add new brood frames
  • ๐Ÿ How to assemble your vertical split
  • ๐Ÿ When to relocate

How to catch a swarm

Topics covered:

  • ๐Ÿ Preparing a swarm-catching box
  • ๐Ÿ Positioning for a successful catch
  • ๐Ÿ Shaking a swarm effectively
  • ๐Ÿ How to set-up your new box
  • ๐Ÿ When to relocate your swarm

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