Not many outdoor beekeeping tasks to perform in January. An occasional check of your hive's food situation is all that is required. With all your free time you can attend a bee club meeting. Remember we have a club meeting this Saturday at 9:30 AM. It is in the Silver Creek Room in the basement of the Ripon Public Library.
Or you can be building items for beekeeping. Assembling hives and frames is a typical winter task. I chose to make a solar powered wax melter to keep busy. I already had the sheet of plexiglass and the other components cost less than $20.
Cover removed to show roasting pan-note triangular hole cut in roasting pan to allow melted wax to drip into collection pan. Inside painted black to maximize heat collection