Topic Eight - Hive Management

Objectives
  1. To understand the importance of actively managing your beehives
  2. To learn what needs to be checked when you look in a hive
  3. To understand why hives need to be inspected regularly
  4. To review the correct way to approach and open a hive
  5. To understand the importance of good record keeping

Key Words:

Hive Management – checking your beehives regularly, and doing things to help your bees stay healthy, strong, and making lots of honey. Good management is knowing what is happening inside your beehives, knowing what to do, and when to do it, so that your bees make lots of honey.

iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
Do you think it is important to look in your hives regularly?  Why or why not?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
How often do you think you need to check your hives?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
What do you think you need to check?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
Do you think you need to keep records of what you find in your hives?  Why or why not?
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