Slatted Rack  w/ Upper/Lower Entrance (Ital1)

County:  Belknap

Bee Race:  Italian

Source:  Overwintered colony

Queen:     2021 queen pinched 5/29/22, Colony raised their own queen

Hive Name:  Ital1

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Stack (bottom to top): 

              Slatted Rack, Medium, Medium, Medium,   Medium

    - Winterization:

         Cozy with reflectix covering the top so no snow gets in.

         upper entrance : 1/2"x3/8" with a wind block

         lower entrance : 1/2 oval - 1" x3/8"

         hive stand base wrapped with Reflectix

Notes:

        - 10/29/22 @ ~3:30-3:45pm: flipped inner cover & adjusted top-mid (aka Custom(3)) sensor to be on slot 9.   Had found that on some hives the sensors were propping up the inner covers

         - 11/4/2022 @ ~11:30 am: adjusted outer cover so upper entrance is open.

         - 11/9/2022 @ ~10am : wrapped hive stand in reflectix

         - 11/11/22 @ 8am: pulled TH sensors from under inner cover -

                    ignore ALL data from 11/11@8am --> 11/12 @ noon

         - 11/12/22@ noon: returned sensors to under inner cover & added shim with weather stripping - total height between 1 1/2"--> 1 3/4" depending on compression of weather stripping

         - 11/17/22@~1pm:  added Bee Cozy, installed winter entrance reducer (reduced to 1/2 oval 1" x 3/8"). added wind block to upper entrance.

 

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Live Stream

Sensor location notes: 

    "Above Lower Brood Box" = box 2, frame 5, 2" from front (south side)

     "Custom(1)"  = box 2, frame 5, 2" from back (north side)

     "Under Inner Cover" = box 4, frame 5, 2" from front (south side)

     "Custom(2)" = box 4, frame 5, 2"  from back (north side)

     "Other" = box 4, frame 7, 2" from east side

  

    "Outside" (pink line) is not from a sensor. It data pulled by broodminder from a weather data site

frames are counted from left to right when facing the front of the colony