In all the books I've read I've heard you should check once a week...at most...at your hives for your first year. The books say it gives you a better idea of how things work.
Now I don't want to sound like a know it all, but I think I've got the basic grasp I need, and I know I've got a lot to learn.
My question is am I better off just leaving them alone and checking them once a month? It seems like a whole lot could go wrong in a month.
You beeks that have a larger apiary, what do you do?