Hive Strafford3

County:  Strafford

Bee Race:  Northern

Source:   NUC from overwintered colony, mating flight failed, added mated 2020 queen

Queen:     1st Year

Hive Name: 2 Fence NUC

Hive details:

    - 5 Frame Langstroth

    - 12" off the ground

    - hive entrance:  3/8" x 1/2"

    - upper entrance:  3/8" x 1/2"

    - closed bottom board

    - Stack (bottom to top):

         Deep, deep, deep, inner cover, moisture vent system

     - Winterization:

              bee cozy, tyvek, colony quilt, 2" insulation on top

Notes:

     - 1-15-21 A cleansing flight occurred upper and lower entrance.

     - 1/27/21  : added 7.99 lb candy board

     - 2/24/21 :  inspection revealed hive was very wet. Took the following actions:  removed the candy board, gave them a fondant, sugar and Honey B Health mixed patty  turned the inner cover over with the entrance upward and changed the insulation to a solid 2” polystyrene.

      - 3-9-21  : Bees Flying Top and Bottom entrance

      - 3-12-21   :  Open fed pollen, Fed 1/4 lb. Fondant, Fed 1/8 Lb. Pollen Patty

      - 3-21-21   :  Natural Pollen Green, Light Yellow, Fed ¼ lb. Fondant, Fed 1/8 Lb. Pollen Patty

      - 4-4-21     :  Natural Pollen Green, Light Yellow Red Maple, Light Brown,   Fed 1/2 lb. Fondant, Fed 1/8 Lb. Pollen Patty,            Dry inner cover

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Before Wrapping

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1/27/21 added candy board on

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Jan 20, 2021

Heat loss at inner cover

Nuc is not banked to share heat

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2/24/21 - removed wet candy board 

March 2021
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February 2021
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January 2021
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December 2020
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November 2020
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