Sample Hive Inspection Checklist

Here's a template you can use to guide your first few hive inspections. There's a lot to remember to look for! Once you have more experience, you may feel that you no longer need a checklist to guide you, but it's still a really good idea to keep some written records of what you saw in each hive. You can do this on paper, using the "Notes" app on a mobile phone, in a 3rd-party note service like Evernote, or in many other ways. The important thing is to figure out what works best for you, so that you can retrieve and analyze your notes later, to help guide your management decisions.

Hive Checklist.pdf