Beekeeping Calendar

The Bees In May

The Bees.

Now the hive is really buzzing. The nectar and pollen should begin to come into the hive thick and fast. This is the peak of the egg laying season for the queen. The hive should be bursting with busy buzzing bees.

The Beekeeper.

Inspect the hive weekly. Attend your bee club meetings and any workshops you can find. Swarming may occur this month. Keep your fingers crossed in anticipation of a great harvest.

This month Privet, Persimmon, and Sweet Clover will be in bloom.

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