I can feel the season start to change and the calendar says it already has. We've had some cool days and even a few sprinkles of rain, it would be easy to think it's time to put our bees to bed for the winter and beekeeping on hold until spring. Well that's just not true, our bees are livestock and must be cared for all year.
We need to be sure our mite counts are down and the colonies have adequate food for the winter. This year I used Mite-Away Quick Strips as I have done in the past but this time administered 1/2 dose at a two week interval. It's critical to go into winter with healthy colonies if we want our bees to come out strong in the spring.
Jerry Van Heeringen, President