The frequency which you need to check the brood depends on your location. In our area (Northern NSW, Australia) it is normal to inspect the brood nest of each hive a few times a year for disease. Beekeepers in some areas check more frequently.
If colony numbers appear to be declining or the hive is weak it should also be inspected.
Our invention changes the honey harvesting component of beekeeping, however, all other beekeeping practices remain the same – it is still important to inspect for pest and diseases, and to perform hive management practices such as swarm control, etc.
The Flow Hive’s observation windows do assist in allowing you to look into the hive and gauge the strength and health of the colony.
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