After adding the flow super, when do you inspect the brood box next?

As a new beekeeper and flowhive user my question is this- after the brood box is close to full and the flow super is added, when and how often do you do an inspection of the brood box?

Hello and welcome to the Flow forum! :blush:

The answer is the same timing as your local beekeepers use in their traditional hives. Usually 1-2 weeks for brood inspections during a nectar flow, much less during a nectar dearth (no nectar). My climate is a bit different from yours (I am in San Diego, CA), but I inspect 1-2 weekly from January to August, and then much less when the honey gathering drops off - maybe once per month. However, if I am worried about a colony, or I have found a high level of Varroa infestation, I may inspect more often to make sure that the colony has all of the help that it needs.


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