Autumn beekeeping tips
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Harvest any remaining surplus honey, but leave enough for the bees for food for winter
Autumn beekeeping tips
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Begin to feed the bees if flowering plants have all but disappeared
Autumn beekeeping tips
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Remove surplus hive parts, such as supers, if the colony has reduced in size.
Autumn beekeeping tips
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Do a final check-up for any diseases or pests
Autumn beekeeping tips
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Secure hives to withstand the winter cold and rain

The Western Cape Bee Industry Association is dedicated to supporting those who work with the Cape honeybee (Apis mellifera capensis), a very special honeybee which is indigenous to the fynbos biome of the Western Cape. Through our association, we promote ethical, professional and sustainable beekeeping.

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