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August Beekeeping Challenges

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