It is important to know the steps and purpose of inspecting a hive before opening one. Learn how to gently and carefully work with bees, use tools and a smoker. We will open a hive and examine a colony (eggs, larvae, capped/worker/drone brood, capped honey and pollen). You will learn techniques and tips on what to look for when “reading the frame,” how to make observations and assessments and record your findings. This is a great class for beginners or anyone who is interested in learning more about bees.