annual timetableMore detailed information for each of the tasks is described in the dropdown menus above.
The Annual Timetable
Summary of major tasks

The first tenet of beekeeping is for the beekeeper to work with the bees and not against them. The major tasks which are performed in relationship to the annual brood cycle and the colony population are summarized in the diagram below.
The brood area and the colony size as shown are only relative to one another.
Summary of the development times for worker, queen, and drone

In conjunction with the tasks summarized above it is essential that development times for the worker, queen, and drone are known.
This knowledge is essential if many of the beekeeping operations are to be performed successfully. Again full details of these times can be found in the menus above.
worker brood development
queen cell development
drone brood development
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