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Beekeeping in November – Ensuring the health of your bees

Bees in November

As November brings cooler temperatures and beautiful fall splendor, it is important for beekeepers to pay special attention to their hives. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind during this crucial month for beekeeping.

Easy monitoring for the winter season

Thanks to’s advanced hive monitoring system, you no longer have to venture out into the cold to check on your honeybees. You can easily keep track of the hive’s well-being from the comfort of your own home.

Observe flights

However, if temperatures have already dropped to freezing or below 5°C, it is still important to make a trip to the bee farm. Take a moment to observe the hive entry after any activity. Remember that an occasional flying bee can indicate potential problems within the hive.

Warning signs and varroa treatment

A bee leaving the hive in November can signal a worrying development. These bees, weakened by mites, often sense the impending end and leave quietly. This sad event can lead to a complete collapse of the colony, leaving only a handful of bees struggling to survive through the winter months.

It is important to remember that treatment against varroa mites, such as with oxalic acid, is particularly important during this time. This helps to ensure a healthy and strong bee colony for the coming season.


In the world of beekeeping, November requires a special focus on hive health. Whether through advanced monitoring technology or a visit to the bee farm, paying attention to your hive’s needs can make all the difference in the world. Stay vigilant and make sure your bees are well prepared for the coming winter.