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Hive Belknap-3

County:  Belknap

Bee Race:  Saskatraz

Source:   Overwintered Hive

Queen:     2nd Year

Hive Name:  Sask19P

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - 8" off the ground

    - hive entrance:  2"x1"

    - upper entrance:  1" x 1/2"

    - open bottom board wrapped with Reflectix

    - Stack (bottom to top):


         candyboard, inner cover, homosote board, 2" insulation

     - Winterization:

              homemade bee cozy (3/4" polystyrene + marine vinyl),

             reflectix wrapped around bottom, 2" insulation on top

Other notes:

     - Hive was dead on 1/24/21 - after the last cold snap.  A CSI of the deadout revealed lots of bee bodies with no heads - possible shrew damage resulting in too small a cluster to survive the cold.


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