The Hive - Types, Construction, & Inspection

Duration: 2 hours

Hives can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Depending upon the amount of honey in a hive, they can become very heavy, and it is critical to choose a hive that you are physically able to manage. Each individual comb in a top bar may weigh 4.5kg. A hive box though can easily weigh 16 kg or more. In this course, you'll learn about types of hives, how to choose a hive, and how to open your hive safely. Includes easy-to-follow instructions on how to inspect your hives.


Please note: Course notes are provided in PDF format for your convenience and can be downloaded to print or view on your device.

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