Moving into Fall

The honey is off and processed, it was a good crop and I left plenty for the bees. Some hives still have 4 medium supers which will get moved around to hives that need a bit of extra stores.

This summer has been exceptional for both rain and moderate temperatures. Mite treatment is stared so that the bees are healthy going into Fall. I use a thyme oil based product for the summer treatment because it has a higher temperature usage range. It has worked well for several years.

I captured a swarm from a person’s front lawn several days ago. It was a small one and I have not looked into it to see if there is a queen. I’ll probably combine it into a hive that need a boost as there is not enough time to get it winter ready.