I am a first year bee keeper and had a pretty successful harvest. But of course I have a lot of questions. In some of the books I've read, they advise you to do a thorough hive inspection every time you enter the hive: locate the queen, look at the brood pattern, etc. Do most beekeepers actually do this on a frequent basis? It seems that it would be very disruptive to the hive to do an inspection of this sort which would involve taking off the supers and inspecting even the bottom hive body.