• Beekeeping

    How Often Should You Inspect a Beehive?

    Beehive inspections are important because without them, you would have no idea what is going on inside of the hive. If you do not inspect your hives periodically, there is a good chance that your bees will not survive very long.   However, inspecting your hives too much is a problem as well.  The bees don’t necessarily like to be disturbed, and too much of it is very stressful for them.  So, how often should you inspect a beehive?   What is a Beehive Inspection? A beehive inspection is a routine check up of the bee colony.  Hive inspections are important because if there is something wrong in the hive, such as…

  • Beekeeping,  Beekeeping Supplies,  Getting Started

    How to Do a Hive Inspection + Free Printable Hive Inspection Sheets

    An important part of beekeeping is the hive inspection.  While healthy, established colonies may thrive without much intervention, newer colonies might need some help.  You cannot just put bees in a hive and expect everything to go well without checking on them.  The only way to know what is going on in the beehive is through regular hive inspections.   When doing a hive inspection it is good to document your observations.  It would be difficult to remember everything without keeping records, especially if you have multiple hives.  This post contains free printable hive inspection sheets that you can download and print for free.   What is a Hive Inspection? During a…