With the passing of the vibrant Goldenrod, this is simply a bitter – sweet time. This is the last honey flow of the year and your bees have already evicted all the drones out meaning they have begun their winter prep.
Now is the time to remove all empty supers from the hive and place an entrance reducer on your hive. Please take note of the hive weight. These girls will consume about 40 pounds of honey through the winter. If I believe there is a slight chance that they might run low, I would sugest feeding to increase the viability of your hive. It is also very important that there is enough honey to rear the larva next spring.
On the other hand this is a time to rest, there is not any thing more to do till next spring.
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