Coweta Beekeepers Association


Invasive yellow-legged hornet spotted in U.S. for first time

An invasive hornet, the Yellow-legged Hornet, has been spotted near Savannah, GA and this is the first sighting of these hornets in the US. Please click the button below for more information and the Factsheet from UGA Dept. of Entomology.

It's Time To...

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It's time to... prepare colonies for winter.

We have 11 weeks to prepare our colonies for winter.
At the end of October, a colony needs:

  • 1 queen
  • 30 pounds of honey minimum
  • A large population of workers

The colony also needs drawn comb on all the frames of a deep super and all the frames of a shallow or medium super. A different configuration of supers is fine; just ensure the colony is ready for winter. 

(See September newsletter for full article) 

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