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Sask2

November 21, 2023 @ 6am (~17F in apiary)

County:  Belknap

Town:  Gilmanton

Bee Race:  Saskatraz

Source:  Overwintered colony (2021 package)

Queen:     2021

Hive Name:  Sask2

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Stack:  Medium,Medium,Medium,Medium, 1.5" feeding shim

    - Winterization:

         Colony Quilt + 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" - on east side

         hive stand base wrapped with Reflectix

Notes:

       - 11/5/23 : All sensors installed (ignore "custom(7)" data before this date)

       - 11/11/23 : reduced lower entrance and have it on east side of colony

                              wrapped base.

       - 11/21/2023 : wrapped with colony quilt & cozy at ~ 2pm.  Added 3" of insulation above inner cover.  Some bees were at the top -

       - 12/16/23  : bees flying at noon - using both entrances 

       - 12/31/23 @ ~ 9:30am - removed ratchet straps didn't open colony

        - 1/3/24 @ 11:30 ishchecked bottom boards - almost no bees

        - 1/7/2024   12.5" of snow

         - 1/16/24 @ ~ 4pm : snowy day - brushed off top of colony and bottom board

          - 1/17/24 @ 8am  snowy day - brushed off top of colony and bottom board

           - 1/22/24 @ 1:30 peaked in and there were a few bees around box4-south sensor;  cleared bees from bottom board (1/4-1/3 c);  went to another colony - came back and the top rails were full of beesadded 1 lb sugar brick in center of shim

           - 1/23/24 @ 7:30 pm:  put plywood board against front of colonies to block snow from entrance

           - 1/24/24 @ noon ish : brushed snow off colonies

           -2/10/24 10:30am  added 1 lb sugar brick - bees flying from top

         - 2/23/24 @ noon - removed dead bees from bottom board - 3/4-1c

         - 2/23/24 @ 1:15 - added 1 lb sugar brick to middle of shim - none of old brick was left;  bees completely covered the rails of box4

         - 3/1/24 - 2:15 - added 1 lb sugar brick to middle of shim - top of cluster covering 3/4 top rails; none of previous brick left

          - 3/3/24 - 4:45 - put on ratchet straps

          - 3/9/24 - 1:30 - added 1 lb sugar brick (mostly in middle), 1/2 global patty bees covering top rails

 

 

 

 

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South side 

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West side

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East side 

North side 

Live Stream

Sensor location notes: 

      "South" sensors - frame5, 2" from south side woodenware

      "North" sensor - frame 5, 2" from north side woodenware

       "East" sensor -  frame 8, 2" from east side woodenware

       "West" sensor - frame 2, 2" from west side woodenware

 

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

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

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