Things To Do In The Hives In May

Hebe’s here, May is here!
The air is fresh and sunny;
And the miser-bees are busy
Hoarding golden honey.
–  Thomas Bailey AldrichMay

Activity in the hive has really increased! Nectar and pollen should be coming into the hive thick and fast. The Queen will reach her greatest rate of egg laying this month.

Watch out for swarming! Mother’s Day is the peak of the swarm season. (Not that there is much you can do about it now, except try to catch the swarm and start another colony.)

Inspect the hive weekly to make sure things are progressing smoothly.