Sorry I have been away from the forum for a while.
I have been for some reason obsessing with getting a borescope (endoscopes are for humans) to help find out what is going on in the hive without having to disturb the bees. There are some borescopes on ebay where you can connect them to your mobile and record video of the borescope video - and cheap too.
Has anyone here been using them and found them useful? Would the closed nature inside the hive be an issue with focusing and being able to see clearly the bees and cells? Will bees get squashed by the scope as it is pretty tight spaced between frames? Any particular type/brand of borescope recommended?
I am not saying I want to avoid the traditional inspections, but it would be nice to be able to see for example how a new brood box is progressing, and for pests in weaker hives. I imagine using it before doing an inspection, so I can quickly target the suspicious frames.
Thanks in advance!