07917 677667 beesatbobs@btinternet.com RJ beekeeping, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Time to remove any crop for extracting (remembering to leave plenty for the bees) and consider any treatments (if done). As wasps become a pest it can help the bees by reducing entrances (or fitting mouse guards early) to help prevent robbing. Weekly inspections should continue to monitor health and ensure space for any late flow; along with ensuring colonies are queen right for the winter ahead! Feed needs to be sorted ready to administer (when treatments are complete) and making sure that hives are weather proof.