4.5.4.2.2. Hives

1. Type of hives should be homogenized.

2. Ant protected varroa boards should be installed under the hives for mite counting (see section 4.2.4. ‘Natural mite fall’).

3. Temperature and relative humidity inside the hive(s) as well as exposure to solar radiation can be recorded, if they can influence the performance of the product.