Hive Inspection


Before inspection a hive is important to remember the following:

  • What am going to do during this inspection
  • Do I have all the necessary equipment 

Typically during an inspection you will be looking for

  • Is the queen present and is she laying eggs
  • Is the colony developing as expected
  • Is there space  for the queen to lay eggs
  • Is there spaces for the workers to nectar and pollen
  • Is the enough stores to last the colony until the next inspection
  • Is there any sign of disease
  • Is there any signs of the colony getting ready to swarm

Remember after each inspection update your records of what found and did.