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Things to do in March

Make sure there is sufficient stores. Heft your hive to check and feed fondant if it's light.

The queen would be busy laying as the days get brighter so consider feeding pollen substitude.

Make sure the entrance of your hives are clear of dead bees and other debris.
Keep the floors of your hives clean.

Monitor varroa mite drop and plan treatment if necessary.

When the danger of frost is passed, remove mouseguards and if fitted the woodpecker protection.

Check and prepare your frames, supers, queen exluders and other equipment.

Think about starting your new season's records.

When the tempreture reaches at  around 12'c you can carry out a very quick inspection.