The months of April, May and June are when the largest nectar flows occur in New Jersey and you need to be prepared to capture this brief opportunity.
It has been a busy couple of weeks in my apiaries as I have been catering to the needs of several newly established colonies, transferring nucleus colonies to full hives, feeding and pulling honey for extraction. However, my most important task in late July was to monitor and treat for the most devastating threat to honeybees: Varroa destuctor, the varroa mite.
Seasons of Backyard Beekeeping. This new series by J. David Weidner will explore the many facets of backyard beekeeping throughout the seasons.