Clarksville, TN

Montgomery County Beekeeper's Association
 

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Dance of the Honey Bee

CMCBA Mission Statement:

Provides educational Support to new and experienced beekeepers, with a purpose for the continuation of beekeeping as a community-based agricultural effort

October


Remove any excess frames or supers – reduce hives down to the size that you want them to be for winter.  Continue feeding light hives.  Brood production and hive populations will continue to diminish.


Do your last inspections while the weather is fair – try not to set off robbing when you open hives.  Options are limited if you find any hives that are in trouble.  Killing frost usually happens in late October.


Install mouse guards and configure hives for winter – top ventilation – but don’t accidentally open up a back door for robbers or wax moths.