Our recommendations for hive inspection:
– review the notes from the last inspections
– decide if you have to check the hive and look at what is new
– if inspection is required, examine the bee colony and record all information (population, queen, brood, honey)
– schedule the next activities
|Hive ToDo list|
Acting like this, you will not have to open every hive every time when you go in the bee yard.
Different hives have issues that need to be dealt with at different times.
Interfering with bee colonies too often may cause problems. Anytime we open a beehive, we are causing stress to the colony.