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getting hives, supers, and other appliances, in good shape, and
I in extracting and marketing the crop of honey.
~ " KENTUCKY TEMPERATURE BY MONTHS -
I I For About 40 Years-U. S. Weather Bureau Records
I Range of Mean Minimum, Maximum,
I MONTH Temperature, Degrees, Degrees, Degrees,
_ Fahrenheit Fahrenheit Fahrenheit
In January 27-44 -14 72
_ February 23-45 -20 75
I March 36-54 -1 85
April 45-62 15 88
I May 58-71 30 93
_ June 69-77 40 99 1
It July 73-80 51 102
August I 70-80 46 100
I September I 64-73 I 32 98 *
IU October I 50-65 21 89
November I 38-53 2 78
December I 25-45 -9 71
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A SCHEDULE FOR THE BEE SEASON IN KENTUCKY
If the weather is unfavorable to opening hives, let them alone.
II; Some feeding can be done during forward seasons.
Inspect for queens and stores. Clip queens when not already '
I? done. Feed colonies, if with too little stores.
I. Remove packing. Give water in pans or troughs set about hives.
I Place supers on hives. Cut out queen cells and place in nuclei
ii for reserve queens. 4
Remove supers full of honey. Clean sections and put away in
cases. Extract honey. Requeen colonies if they have old or undesir-