We have tried a number of different record sheets for recording the subset of hive inspection information that is appropriate when using Apideas. We have concluded that there is no single perfect record sheet, so here are two examples to try out.
Remember that for each of these sheets, the intention is that you start a new line of records for an Apidea when it is first established, and then each time it is recycled.
Version 2 - status check boxes with notes for up to six inspections: Overwrite the ‘date’ headings with the inspection date, record notes for that inspection in that column.
Version 4 - status & date focus, without individual inspection notes.
Whilst v4 is much more explicit about what has happened and when, our preference is for v2: it is simpler, and we still like to be able to note tasks and any incidental observations at each inspection. Generally six inspections are enough for each queen cell cycle.