Beekeeping Calendar

The Bees In August

The Bees

The colony’s growth is slowing down. Drones are still around, but the workers will soon lose interest in feeding them. The outside activity is beginning to slow down as the nectar flow decreases.

The Beekeeper

There is not much chance of swarming this month. Watch out for honey robbing by wasps or other bees. You can do a fall re-queening this month or in early September. Queens may be a little less expensive this time of year.

Sources:
Back Yard Beekeepers Association in Southwestern Connecticut.
NCSBA Calendar of Beekeeping by John T. Ambrose and Caroline L. Ambrose
Members of the Guilford County Beekeepers Association
N. C. Cooperative Extension Service: Honey Plants of North Carolina
N. C. State Beekeepers Association: North Carolina Honey Plants