Hive Inspections

We offer two hive inspection services. We will inspect your backyard hive for you and identify problems you are facing.

We can help with the following topics:

  • Identifying products of the hive
  • How to find the queen
  • Looking for disease or problems within the hive
  • Identifying worker bees and drones
  • Discussing life cycles of the honey bees (from egg, to larva, to pupa, to bee)
  • Bee tools – identifying, naming and how to use them
  • Lighting a smoker
  • Hive maintenance
  • Identifying forage for the bees


Instructional Services we provide will teach you what to look for when doing a hive inspection. These classes can be done at our bee yard or at yours! Obviously, we think this is a much smarter way to go – we want you to be able to keep your bees confidently and learn more about them so you’re comfortable identifying problems and solutions.