Monsoon and Autumn Management
Monsoon management: In the tropical and sub- tropical regions of the country, June to September represents the monsoon or wet season. Bees face several problems of pests, predators, excessive humidity and starvation. Sometimes due to continuous rains, bees are confined to their hives for a long period. Honey bees become lethargic and may develop dysentery. The colonies need following management to keep them strong:
During this period many colonies make preparation for superseding old queens and raise few queen cells and this is natural replacement of failing queen in a colony. The new queen on emergence kills the old queen.
For successful overwintering, which is the non-productive season, following management should be done.
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