Do you have varroa trays in place and do you leave them in over winter?  Some do, some don’t.  With polystyrene hives I leave mine out.

Will your hives need insulating in the colder weather?  Hives made of polystyrene don’t require anything more unless using an eke, but depending where you are in the country the bees in wooden hives might need some extra help to maintain colony temperature.  Be prepared.

After this, if you have entered the National Honey Show you can now concentrate on your preparations. 

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