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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. Obviously, exact dates for beekeeping activities will vary greatly by year and location, depending on the weather and flowering times of bee food sources. Please keep this in mind when reading this wiki! ADD SOMETHING ABOUT THESE BEES BEING ENDANGERED AND HOW PROUD SOME PEOPLE ARE ABOUT ACTIVELY ENSURING THEIR SURVIVAL.


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:VarroaWinter to SpringFallLate SummerMid SummerEarly SummerSpringWinter to Spring