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NO slatted rack, Upper & Lower Entrances - North Facing (Stalker)

County:  Belknap

Bee Race:  Northern

Source:  Overwintered colony

Queen:     2021 queen  raised by colony

Hive Name:  Stalker

Hive details:

    - Faces North

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Stack:  Medium,Medium,Medium,Medium

    - Winterization:

         3 colony quilts layered - seams for each layer on a different side of the colony

         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


         - colony started with upper entrance closed by outer cover and ~ 2.5" lower entrance

         - 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 @ ~11:30 - adjusted outer cover to open upper 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

Note - the RH sensors that read high humidity are in the colony as of 11/12.. I will determine a normalizing offset and post it for any future analysis.





Looking from the northeast side of colony

Live Stream

Sensor location notes: 

    "Above Lower Brood Box" = box 2, frame 6, 2" from front (north side)

              Humidity Offset:  -4 (estimated)

     "Custom(1)"  = box 2, frame 6, 2" from back (south side)

              Humidity Offset:  -2  (estimated)

     "Under Inner Cover" = box 4, frame 6, 2" from front (north side) - 

              Humidity Offset:  -23

     "Custom(2)" = box 4, frame 6, 2"  from back (south side)

              Humidity Offset:  -21

     "Other" = box 4, frame 3, 2" from east side


**This colony faces NORTH

     Humidity offsets are an attempt to normalize the humidity readings so they may be compared.  These were determined by running the sensors in a closed room next to each other.

    "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

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