Record keeping is very important in assessing the growth or decline of a hive, and it’s queen.
There are various examples, according to interest or focus.
Bloom times, weather, etc.
Individual colony: amount of brood, Queen, honey collected
Condition of a particular apiary: number of hives, average honey crop, mortality
Tech Transfer Program
IPM: Monitoring & Record Keeping (PDF)
From Beekeepers of Southern California:
Internet Online Record Keeping:
Beetight is a free web application for beekeepers and is the best way to manage your hives and track them online or on your phone. You'll wonder how you ever survived with the old notebooks and spreadsheets! All hive types are supported, including Langstroth polyLangstroth, WBCWBC, BeehausBeehaus, NationalNational, WarreWarre, TBHTop bar hives.