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Hive Ital1 - Bee Cozy over Colony Quilt

County:  Belknap

Bee Race:  Italian

Source:  2021 Package

Queen:     1st Year

Hive Name:  Ital1

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Wrapped on 11/4/21

    - Stack:  Medium,Medium,Medium,Medium

    - Winterization:

         Bee Cozy over Colony quilt

         closed bottom board with 1/2" polystyrene &

         wrapped hive stand with reflectix

        3" foam board insulation on top of inner cover

          bottom entrance : 1" x 1/4"

          top entrance : 1/4"x1/4"


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

        - sensor "above lower broodbox" is above box 2 in stack.

        - ignore all data before 11/4 data for sensor "outside the hive"

       - 11/26 - had a rain/snow storm starting in the afternoon.

        - added 4 lb candy board on 11/30.  Candy board has 1/2" hardware

        cloth covered with wax paper & sugar mixed with a little water to

        harden it.  so the bees can access the sugare, there is a small channel

       (~1/2") down the middle  with no wax paper or sugar.

            Reflectix stapled to candy board to act as a flange to prevent

            air from coming in the small space where the HW cloth is stapled

            to the frame. Reflextix goes over the colony quilt but under the       


       -12/17/21  - bees flying most using upper entrance

       - colony gets direct sun from ~8:30-2:45 in the winter

        - 1/12/22 - candy board had been /12-3/4 consumed..

          added ~ 0.5 lbs sugar bricks on north side of candy board because

         bees were covering almost all of the candy board, front to back, left

         to right

        - 2/3/22  - bees flying @ 1pm  using upper entrance

        - 2/10/22 - added 1- 0.6oz sugar brick on south side.

        - 2/23/22 - cleansing flights using both entrances

        - 3/2/22 - added 1/2 global pollen patty on south side

       - 3/10/22 - sunny, fully opened top entrance during the day (closed after 5pm). bees using both entrances.

       - 3/11/22 - cloudy/filtered sun. Opened upper entrance during the day - bees using both entrances




Live Stream

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.

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