Every time I work with my hives, I am afraid to damage the queen and it is very stressfull for me.
Usually, I work very carefully and slowly and it seams like I did not have any problems before past weekend.
After, I completed the inspection of one of my hives, I found a queen with the bees on the grass in front of the hive. I was managed to put her back into the hive.
And, I remember I gently shook the inner cover before i closed the hive. She was probably there with bees. That's the only explanation I can think...
What is the best way to handle/work/inspect the colony? How to move the brood bodies? where to put them when you move, switch or inspect them?
I would very much appreciate any advice or tips!!!
I am still new to this.