Package Colony Hive Inspection

SBMCHive Inspections

So you’ve installed your package of bees, congratulations! But now what do you do????!!!
Join master beekeeper Ed Malkowski on this inspection of a package of bees about 20 days after installation. After installing a package of bees there are different signs or progress to check for.

What to look for after installing your package and when:

3rd day-check queen cage for released queen
10th day-check for bees building cells out of foundation
10th day-check for eggs in bottom of cells to assure queen is present
18th day-you should see brood in all stages; eggs, larva, capped pupa
21st day-you should see pupa hatching from cells