Calendars

The Bee Smart Calendar

Notable dates marking the events and people of beekeeping throughout history

January

 

February

 

March
  • Supplemental feeding if needed
  • Pollen feeding, if necessary.
  • 60F or more, quick check of brood section
  • Clean up deadout
  • Make sure hive equipment is ready
April
  • Keep an eye on honey & pollen stores
  • Over 60F check brood section for signs of laying queen, diseases, etc…
  • Install packages to foundation or drawn comb
  • Install nucs to full size hives
  • Re-queen if necessary
  • Make preventative hive splits
  • Consider reversing brood boxes
  • Add a super if colony is strong and an early flow starts (maple/dandelion bloom)
  • Consider combining weak colonies
  • Consider equalizing strength of colonies
  • Begin IPM sampling for mites, etc…

Moses Quinby, born April 16, 1810 – May 27, 1875

May
  • Check for swarm cells
  • Take swarm prevention measures if needed
  • Over super if supering is called for
  • Make preventative/reproductive hive splits
  • Prepare for Swarm captures
  • Cull old combs where possible.
  • Take IPM samplings

Charles Dadant, born May 20, 1817 – July 26, 1902

June

Charles C. Miller, born June 10, 1831 – September 4, 1920

Eva Crane, born June 12, 1912 – September 6, 2007

July

Francois Huber, born July 2, 1750 – December 22, 1831

August

Bee Smart: Buzzed About Beesstarting Saturday August 12 9:30 -10:30am at Chick-Fil-A in Bellevue, NE.  Every second Saturday of each month afterward. Come on down and talk to a professional apiarist.  Ask your bee related questions.  Find out about beekeeping, honey, pollination, beeswax and anything else that has to do with bees that you’ve got on your mind.

National Honey Bee Day, Third Saturday of August (August 19th, 2017)

September

Bee Smart: Buzzed About BeesSaturday, September 9th. 12 9:30 -10:30am at Chick-Fil-A in Bellevue, NE.  Every second Saturday of each month afterward. Come on down and talk to a professional apiarist.  Ask your bee related questions.  Find out about beekeeping, honey, pollination, beeswax and anything else that has to do with bees that you’ve got on your mind.

October

Bee Smart: Buzzed About BeesSaturday, October 14th. 12 9:30 -10:30am at Chick-Fil-A in Bellevue, NE.  Every second Saturday of each month afterward. Come on down and talk to a professional apiarist.  Ask your bee related questions.  Find out about beekeeping, honey, pollination, beeswax and anything else that has to do with bees that you’ve got on your mind.

November

Bee Smart: Buzzed About BeesSaturday, November 11th. 12 9:30 -10:30am at Chick-Fil-A in Bellevue, NE.  Every second Saturday of each month afterward. Come on down and talk to a professional apiarist.  Ask your bee related questions.  Find out about beekeeping, honey, pollination, beeswax and anything else that has to do with bees that you’ve got on your mind.

December

Amos I Root, born December 9, 1839 – April 30, 1923

Bee Smart: Buzzed About BeesSaturday, December 9th. 9:30 -10:30am at Chick-Fil-A in Bellevue, NE.  Every second Saturday of each month afterward. Come on down and talk to a professional apiarist.  Ask your bee related questions.  Find out about beekeeping, honey, pollination, beeswax and anything else that has to do with bees that you’ve got on your mind.

Lorenzo L Langstroth.  Born December 25, 1810 – October 6, 1895