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408 > Image 408 of Annual report. 1925

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

{Ll I' 32 Kentucky Station Circular N 0. 35 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 I Range of Mean Minimum, Maximum, I MONTH Temperature, Degrees, Degrees, Degrees, _ Fahrenheit Fahrenheit Fahrenheit I 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 " I l l A SCHEDULE FOR THE BEE SEASON IN KENTUCKY March If the weather is unfavorable to opening hives, let them alone. II; Some feeding can be done during forward seasons. April . Inspect for queens and stores. Clip queens when not already ' I? done. Feed colonies, if with too little stores. T, May I. Remove packing. Give water in pans or troughs set about hives. June I Place supers on hives. Cut out queen cells and place in nuclei ii for reserve queens. 4 July Remove supers full of honey. Clean sections and put away in cases. Extract honey. Requeen colonies if they have old or undesir- able queens.