- Check stores by hefting hives and supplement with fondant if required.
- Continue to monitor natural varroa mite drop and treat with oxalic acid trickling if not already done so.
- Check your hives are protected against bad weather, woodpeckers, rodents and larger animals that may push them over.
- Check mouse guards are in place and entrances are free from snow or debris.
- Write an article for NSBKA Beelines! All contributions gratefully received!
(From Beelines Jan 2015)