Assisting a beekeeper with their Flow Hive inspection the other day as they are new to beekeeping and wanted to ensure that their hive inspection went off without any hitches.
The first thing they immediately had a problem with was the removal of the roof. After significant effort and a hell of a lot of leverage with the hive tool we managed (together) to remove the lid.
I know, I hear what your thinking and what some of you are now yelling at the PC, how can this be so bloody difficult, what the hell were you both doing so bloody wrong that made the removal of the lid a two person job.
Well, hopefully the image below will help remind us all that this is a bumper honey harvest year regardless of your hive type and that no matter what you think that your bees are doing you must MUST undertake regular inspections of your hive/s.
Please note: the hive in question was a standard 2017 Spring Flow Hive purchase and was constructed in accordance with the instructions, all of the honeycomb that you can see was built by the bees above the timber inner cover between it and the A frame roof.
I have titled the image ‘bad joojoo’ as no other apt description came to mind at the time or since.
Anyway, thought that this was again worth sharing, sorry about the image but the phone camera we had was very basic.