Hive Merr2 - Polystyrene

County:  Merrimack

Bee Race:  Italian

Source:  2021 Package

Queen:     1st Year

Hive Name:  Merr2

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Wrapped on 10/31/21

    - Stack:  Deep, Deep

    - Winterization:

          1" Polystyrene around sides, 

         closed bottom board,

         1" Polystyrene insulation on top

          bottom entrance : 2"x5/16"

          top entrance : 1/2"x1/2"

Notes:

        - Colony get filtered sun in winter.

        -  snow closed bottom entrance possibly on 1/26/22. There was also snow in the area on 1/17/22.

        - 2/6/22 - observed frost above upper entrance

        -  2/11/22 (morning)- snow from bottom entrance removed

        - 2/11/22 -      heavy icing around upper entrance

         - 2/12/22 - Candy board added. Wrap pulled up to cover joint between woodenware and candy board as well as the vent hole.

 

 

 

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front/icing above upper entrance - 2/6/22

Live Stream

Sensor location notes:  "Outside hive" is on woodenware.

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