Can you please enlighten me on how on earth you do your hive inspections?
So it’s been 2 weeks since I carried out the following
It took me 3.5 hours today to inspect just 11 hives!
That equals to an average of 19 mins per hive!
That included, inspecting for eggs/ larvae (not searching for the queen!)
Cleaning out frame feeders and pollen patties because they had SHB larvae on them! I didn’t give them more than they can handle! Or at least I thought so. Anyway, straight into a bucket with soapy water, rinse, put back in the hive and…
Partially filling the feeders
Cleaning up some burcombe
That’s it! I didn’t have any supers to remove or anything, just pop the lid and inspect.
I know some of you will probably say that I can split inspections on different days, but that’s not the point
My back is so sore and I’m really demotivated from expanding my operation.
How on earth do you do it???