Hive "2" - Bee Cozy

County:  Rockingham

Bee Race:  Italian or Carniolan

Source:  Package

Queen:    1st year

Hive Name:  Hive2

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Wrapped on 11/27/21

    - Stack: Medium,Medium,Medium

    - Winterization:

         Bee Cozy

         1" polystyrene between homasote and outer top cover

         2" foam on outer top cover

        Moisture absorption board is directly on top of inner top cover. The

        board has two strips of wood approx. 1/2" in height so inside 1" 

        polystyrene has that gap between it and the moisture board.

        Bottom Board is closed

        bottom entrance :  2"

        top entrance :  3/4"

Notes:

        - sensor "outside hive" is the one between the wrap & woodenware

        - There is no "middle" sensor in this hive

        - TH sensor used to measure apiary temp - it is located on floor joists

        of a tree house next to the hives

        - apiary gets filtered sun in the winter.

        - fondant being added to hives week of 12/20 - bees have already

       consumed a winter patty added in Nov.

        - fondant added on 1/12/22

       - 2/23/22  winter patty/fondant added

        - 3/13/22  winter patty added

        - 3/15/22  bottom entrance reduced to 7/8”

        - 3/18/22   ½ pollen patty . Most of winter patty still on colony.

   Observation: slide into each hive to close the screened bottom has a looser fit in hive 1 relative to hive 2. Also, the smaller shim made for hive 1 doesn't have as tight a fit as the taller shim in hive 2.

 

 

 

 

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Sensor location notes:  "Outside hive" is the the woodenware sensor

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