Enter an Inspection

Modified on Fri, 30 Sep 2022 at 04:11 PM


  1. To enter an inspection first click on ‘Inspections’ in the main menu, then click ‘Enter Inspection’ in the submenu.
  2. You can then choose the apiary followed by the hive or hives that you want to add an inspection(s) to.
  3. If you select multiple hives, the system will create an inspection form stack that you can work through sequentially.

    Please note it is best practice to enter inspections chronologically to avoid any unexpected changes when using the timeline.

  4. Continue by entering the number of frames of brood, stores, open comb and foundation. If you attempt to exceed the maximum frame count for the hive, the input field will show an alert and will need to be corrected before you can continue.
  5. Next add the number of frames of bees, followed by the laying pattern, and in the visibility section add queens, eggs, larvae, drones and pests and diseases seen.
  6. Next add any queens cells seen and continue with colony activity, condition and temperament, followed by any feed added, including the feed weight.
  7. If needed, you can also add or remove supers and brood boxes. Please note, that if you try to remove supers or brood boxes that are not present on the hive, it will show an alert on the input field. This will need to be corrected before you can continue.
  8. Please note you cannot add and remove supers and brood boxes when entering retrospective inspections. when entering retrospective inspections, the supers and brood boxes input fields will be disabled and appear slightly transparent.

    One of the key features of Bee.Works is the timeline and being able to see both current and historical views of your beekeeping data such as laying performance and colony strength. As these calculations depend on the number of frames, we preclude the ability to add and remove supers and brood boxes when entering retrospective inspections

  9. Any supers or brood boxes that you add or remove will automatically update the hive components and be immediately visible in the hive filter and hive detail screen.
  10. Add any hive actions such as uniting, splitting or moving which will create a task in the ‘Tasks’ section where you can add the detail of your hive action later.
  11. Finally, you can also enter a hive note if required and then click ‘Continue’ to review your inspection inputs before saving.

    It is important to remember that once confirmed, the inspection cannot be undone

  12. At this stage, you can still edit your inspection by clicking the ‘Edit’ button or if you are happy with your inspection inputs. Click ‘Confirm’ to save the inspection.
  13. You will then be returned to the main inspections list screen.

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