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   at:01/02/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Spring treatment]]"
 
   at:01/02/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Spring treatment]]"
   at:01/03/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Drone brood removal]]"
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   at:15/03/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Drone brood removal]]"
   at:01/09/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Formic acid or thomyl treatment]]"
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   at:01/10/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Oxalic acid treatment in broodless colonies]]"
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   at:01/09/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Formic acid or thomyl]]"
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   at:01/10/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Oxalic acid in broodless colonies]]"
 
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   at: 25/01/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Spring inspection]]"
 
   at: 25/01/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Spring inspection]]"
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   at:25/01/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Bottom board cleaning]]"
 
   at:25/01/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Bottom board cleaning]]"
   at:01/03/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Weak and queenless colony management]]"
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   at:10/03/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Weak and queenless colony management]]"
   at:15/06/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Summer inspection]]"
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   at:15/10/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Autumn inspection]]"
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   at:17/06/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Summer inspection]]"
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   at:01/04/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Give more room]]"  
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   at:15/02/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Remove surplus sugar frames]]"  
   at:15/05/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Harvest spring honey]]"
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   at:25/06/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Check food supply]]"
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  at:20/08/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Feed]]"
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  at:05/10/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Take feeders off]]"
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  at:05/10/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Add winter covers]]"
  
 
# Swarming
 
# Swarming
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   shift:(5,-5)
 
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   at:01/04/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Give more room]]"  
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   at:20/05/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Check for queen cells]]"  
# at:01/05/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Swarm control]]"
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  at:20/06/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Make splits]]"
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# Expanding
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  at:15/03/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Add frames]]"
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# Queen
 
# Queen
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   at:15/04/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Start queen rearing]]"  
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   at:15/03/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Check queen presence and egg laying]]"  
   at:01/05/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Swarm control]]"
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   at:20/05/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Find and mark queen]]"
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# Harvest
 
# Harvest
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   at:15/04/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Split colony]]"  
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   at:15/07/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Add queen excluder]]"  
   at:15/10/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Clean bottom board]]"
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   at:01/09/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Remove supers with honey]]"
  
  
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   at:15/04/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Split colony]]"  
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   at:01/02/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Prepare equipment]]"  
   at:15/10/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Clean bottom board]]"
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# Flowering
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  at:17/05/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Chestnut trees]]"
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  at:01/10/{{CURRENTYEAR}} text:"[[Birch turns yellow]]"
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   text:^Winter to Spring^Spring^Early Summer^Mid Summer^Late Summer^Fall^Winter to Spring
 
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Revision as of 12:54, 2 November 2015

Welcome to the Brown bee wiki!

This wiki is intended to be a helpful resource for anyone keeping brown bees (Apis mellifera mellifera). All information in this wiki is tailored to brown bees, unless otherwise stated. We hope that this resource can help Brown bee beekeepers with their day-to-day management of their Brown bees.


Leaves fallingBirch turns yellowIvy (DK)HeatherRaspberryWhite cloverChestnut treesApple treesWillowHazelnutClean and maintain equipmentPrepare equipmentRemove supers with honeyAdd queen excluderChange queenFind and mark queenCheck queen presence and egg layingAdd supersAdd supersAdd framesMake splitsCheck for queen cellsAdd winter coversTake feeders offFeedCheck food supplyRemove surplus sugar framesAutumn inspectionSummer inspectionWeak and queenless colony managementBottom board cleaningSpring inspectionOxalic acid in broodless coloniesFormic acid or thomylDrone brood removalSpring treatment:Category:Apiary health:Category:Varroa


Winter to Spring Spring Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer Fall
Flowering
Varroa
Apiary health
Food supply
Swarming
Expanding
Queen
Harvest
Equipment