Printable Hive Inspection Sheets

Last year I started using the hive inspection sheets the EMBA made available.

They are great at recording information about the hive during an inspection. I found them particularly useful when I would inspect more than one or two hives at a time, and needed a way to remember what I'd seen in each one!

The club has updated the inspection sheets with more information on them, enlarged the open area for jotting down notes, updated the back of the sheets with a 10 frame visual instead of 9 and a few other items.

One of my favorite additions is the chart for development times for different castes of bees. Now I don't have to jog my memory for how many days a worker vs queen takes to develop while I'm standing in the apiary looking at a frame full of bees.

For those interested, here is a PDF you can download and print.

 Hive Inspection Sheet




Special thanks to Phil over at the "Honey Honey...Don't Stop" blog who created these sheets and made them available.


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diane says...
Date:   August 23, 2012, 3:39 am

Thanks that looks really practical!


This is my nuc I got a few weeks ago - it's in a hive now of course with a super on! 




athenasbees says...
Date:   November 11, 2013, 2:58 pm

Thanks, Chris. Hope to be more diligent with my new apiary in 2014. This should greatly help.



HodelsHives says...
Date:   February 25, 2014, 5:40 pm


Help!  When the Hive Inspection Sheet printed out the right side is cut off as is a bit of the bottom.  I tried to dink with the printer Preferences but to no avail.  It looks fine on the screen.  Can you post the actual file on your website or fix it so it will not cut off?  It is a HP LaserJet 600 M which can print double sided, do envelopes and all kinds.  Not sure why it would cut off.  It doesn't do it on anything else I print out.



Chris (Show Me The Honey) says...
Date:   March 3, 2014, 7:56 pm

HodelsHives,

I have updated the article and included a link to them in PDF form so they will print easier. Thanks for asking!




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