Basic Hive Inspection

For first year beekeepers I recommend inspecting your hive at least once every 2 weeks. Doing so will really help you understand the natural flow of a hive. You will learn so much in the first year! the best way to learn beekeeping is to go out there and do it!

When conducting a routine hive inspection there are only a few things you need to make sure of.

Healthy Queen

You can tell if a queen is healthy or not by her brood pattern. Lots of healthy brood of varying stages tells usually means that you have an active healthy queen.

Healthy brood pattern