August Beekeeping Challenges

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Across
  1. 5. used to keep robber bees out
  2. 8. These can also be found under the hive cover - watch out
  3. 9. (two words no space) We feed this to the bees
  4. 12. In August if there is excess honey on your hive, you can still do this. If you plan to treat, you must do this.
  5. 13. You should only feed your hive if there is a ____
  6. 14. Some beekeepers feed their bees this ______ substitute. If we do it in Georgia, we invite the small hive beetle to a banquet!
  7. 18. You should do this if most of your colonies are really strong but one or two are weak
  8. 20. If there is a box in this condition on your hive, it should be removed
  9. 21. Means there is no nectar available for the bees
  10. 23. (two words, no space) To determine if your hive has a problem you may need to treat, you should do this
  11. 24. If there are still plenty of drones, you can do this really early in the month, but you should have done this in July.
Down
  1. 1. These can be found under the hive cover in August
  2. 2. Good education can be gained by registering in August for one of these in the fall
  3. 3. your bees are hungry in August and opening the hive typically makes them _____
  4. 4. Bob Binnie among others considers August to be the beginning of the beekeeping _____
  5. 6. name given to the process of removing empty supers from the hive to give the bees less space to protect.
  6. 7. (two words, no space) Your hive needs enough of this to make it through the winter
  7. 10. If you have a hive with particularly difficult bees, it is still not too late to do this.
  8. 11. If robbing has occurred, and you use a screened bottom board, you'll see flakes of this all under the hive
  9. 15. If you feed this way, put them far away from your hives to avoid invitation to robbing
  10. 16. These strange insects are quite a sight, running around the top cover
  11. 17. your entrances to avoid robbing
  12. 19. Feeding in August should not be done with a Boardman feeder. Instead you should use an _______ feeder
  13. 22. bees without honey attack your bees to steal their stores