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First Beehive Inspection Sheet

Ensuring that your beehive is thriving and well is no easy feat, not even for seasoned beekeepers. There are many elements that need attention and many influences that can disturb your bees from flourishing. In order to make sure that no pests are harming your hive and that all is as it should be.

Do you own the right equipment? Did you remember to put everything on? Is your beehive healthy? How is your hive developing? Answers to all these questions and more can give you tremendous insights and make your beekeeping a sweet success.

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New Hive Inspection Checklist
Your first inspection should take place no sooner than a week after installation. Bees need time to settle, so do not disturb them. During that time you can casually observe the hive.
Are bees entering/exiting the hive?
Are there no more than a few dead bees outside?
When was hive installed?
Package, nuc or wild swarm?
Are there any signs of pest or disease?
Further observations
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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