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ALERT – Hot Temperatures

Weather Alert

Due to the very hot temperatures going up into the upper 80’s and 90’s, if you recently treated your beehives with any Varroa mite treatment (like Formic Pro or Mite Away or any other treatment) that required leaving the debris boards in, recommend that you remove the debris boards right away. Leaving them in could cause some bee mortality. The extra ventilation is needed. Recommend that you leave the debris boards out and entrance reducers should remain off.

In some areas, there is very little nectar flow and that means that you may need to be feeding your bees. At least make sure that there is a fresh water source close by your beehives.

“Avoid” conducting any beehive inspections with the temperatures as high as they are. It will overly aggravate and disrupt the bees, and they can become very aggressive in times like this.

If you have “a real need” – “that is a real need” to do some type of beehive management, do it in the early morning or late evening when the temperatures are more reasonable. If you are not sure if you have a “real need” then you most likely do not have a need to work with the bees. They are best left alone to manage their hives.