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Hive Rockingham-4

County:  Rockingham

Bee Race:  Italian

Source:  Package

Queen:     1st Year

Hive Name: 4 Four A

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - 22" off the ground

    - hive entrance:  perforated metal mouse guard

    - upper entrance:  3/4"

    - bottom board: Closed using foil covered foam board

    - Stack (bottom to top):

         deep,deep,inner cover, moisture vent system

     - Winterization:

              1/2" foil covered foam insulation board, quilt box


11/28/2020 Added W2 scale under bottom brood chamber.Caused a temperature spike 

12/5/2020 Removed bulk feeding super.

12/6/2020 Oxalic Acid treatment, added quilt box

12/11/2020 Added foil covered foam board on all four sides

1/17/2021 Hive received 1 Lb of fondant.

2/22/2021 Added Fondant.

3/11/21 Removed winter inner cover and added a medicine shim and standard inner cover with entrance facing up  Bees very active.

4/3/21 Removed Insulation and quilt box.  Quilt box was blocking bees from exiting the top when inner cover was installed with entrance over frames. When flipping inner cover quilt box was sagging such that bees would be cut off from top entrance.

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