NO Slatted Rack, Upper & Lower entrances (Sask3)

County:  Belknap

Bee Race:  Saskatraz

Source:  Overwintered colony (2021 package)

Queen:     2021 queen superceded in August 2022

Hive Name:  Sask3

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Stack:  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:

        - colonies started with top entrance closed by outer cover and lower entrance reduced to ~2.5"

        - 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

        - 11/4/22 @ ~ 11:30am:  moved outer cover forward to unblock top entrance.

         - 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@ noon: wrapped colony & reduced entrances

 

 

 

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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 (Temp only)

  

    "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