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Hillman-3

County:  Rockingham

Town:  Portsmouth

Source:  2023 Package

Queen:     2023 - package queen

Hive Name:  Hillman-3

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Stack:  Slatted Rack, Deep, Medium, 1 1/2" shim, 1x6" quiltbox 

    - There is ~ 2 1/4" between top of frames and quilt box

    - Colony faces South

    - Winterization:

         Outer Cover:  Telescoping standard cover

         Bottom Board: closed with mite board

         Top Insulation: 2" foam board in/above quilt box

         Moisture System: 1x6" home made quilt box above shim

               - 1/4" hardware cloth bottom,

               - TSC pine shavings,

               - 1" vents (4 on each long side) (vents plugged ~ 12/22/23)

               - ~3 1/2" of shavings in the box

         Wrap:  Bee cozy 

         Upper Entrance : 3/4"x3/8" (in the shim)

         Lower Entrance : 3/4”x 3/8” (standard small entrance reducer) with two brad nails driven down center

         

Notes:

- weak, high mite count in October

- 11/3/23 : quilt boxes installed

- 11/11/23:   winterized colony - lower entrance  = mouse guard w 5x 3/8" holes

- 12/1/23  : lower entrance: adjustable mouse guard  8x 3/8” holes

- 12/8/23 : reduced lower entrance  3/4" x 3/8" 

- 12/10/2023 13:00  - 4g OAV each hive

- 12/15/2023 11:00 11 mite  count

- 12/16-17/23:  added weight to top of colony

                    wrapped colony in reflectix which created a skirt around the base

- 12/17/23 : 2 lb sugar brick added

~12/22/23: plugged quilt box holes with foam and zipp tape

- 12/26/23 : checked moisture box - dry

- 1/26/24 : replace quiltbox with ~R 13: 2” foam board with reflectix stapled to the bottom of it.

~2/1/24 : observed icicles hang from bottom board

- 2/10/24 :  added hive alive fondant patty- was on top of the broodminder sensor causing the temp/humidity readings to look incorrect.

- 2/10/2024 14:19 4g OAV each hive

      

        

 

 

 

 

Taken on 54F day with cozy removed

quilt box 

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Live Stream

   There are 2  Temp and Humidity sensors in the colony:

        - above lower broodbox 

        - above upper broodbox 

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

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