Winter in South Canterbury means that the bees are quiet and keeping warm in the hive. So what do the beekeepers do whilst the bees are snuggled up? 🐝
Maintenance!!! Due to the inactivity of the bees this is the time of year that beekeepers can finally put there feet up… sort of 🥴
While beekeepers catch up on some well needed and deserved rest, they also need to make sure any maintenance is done so everything is ready for the next honey season.
- Making new frames, boxes and base boards
- Repairing anything that looks like it needs a good fix
- Giving the place a good clean
- Pottle the seasons honey
- Visit the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market every Saturday from 9-12:30pm