Bee Race: Italian
Queen: 1st Year
Hive Name: 5 Five A
- 10 Frame Langstroth
- 20" off the ground
- hive entrance: perforated metal mouse guard
- upper entrance: 3/4"
- bottom board : closed with foil covered insulation board
- Stack (bottom to top):
deep,deep,inner cover, moisture vent system
1/2" foil covered insulation board, Quilt boxes with shavings
and four 1" vent holes above the shavings
12/2/2020 Added scale under bottom broodchamber
12/5/2020 Removed bulk feeding super
12/6/2020 Oxalic Acid treatment and Installed quilt box
12/11/2020 Added foil covered foam board on all four sides.
1/17/2021 Hive received 1 Lb of fondant.
1/21/2021 Pulled probe due to high humidity failure.Dried out wrapperand let chip stand in the dryness of a warm house. No apparent moisture on PC board. Used Apiary app to verify normal reading before re-installation in the hive.
1/29/2021 Tapped around the bottom of the quilt box to seal up from any drafts. All this to increase hive humidity and reduce heating load on colony.
2/22/2021 Opened hive to add fondant.
3/11/21 Removed winter inner cover and added a medicine shim and standard inner cover with entrance facing up. Bees very active.