Spring management of bees


Spring refers here to the period September, October and November.

During this period, bees may starve in September due to lack of stored honey or may swarm in late October/November.

Either way, this is usually the busiest period for bees and beekeepers.

Key aspects to consider during this period are:

  • starvation
  • disease inspection
  • brood manipulation
  • re-queening
  • creating space for expansion within the hive
  • swarm control
  • removal of honey crop


Primefact 999 First Edition

Published: 01 Feb 2010