So most people think that beekeepers get to take the winter months off. That’s not necessarily so.
I plan to at least double the apiary this coming year. That means I need to build hives and frames. The hives need painting. I am going to build some top bar hives as well, meaning hours of woodworking. I’m a mechanic not a carpenter so I have to work twice as hard to build them.
There’s all the back issues of beekeeping magazines to read to review what I need to be ready for next year.
There’s also armor to make so I can go fight next season.
No, in all reality the winter is the busiest time of the year for beekeepers in the northern part of the country.