Hive Sask2 - PolyStyrene

County:  Belknap

Bee Race:  Saskatraz

Source:  2021 Package

Queen:     1st Year

Hive Name:  Sask2

Hive details:

    - 10 Frame Langstroth

    - Wrapped on 11/4/21

    - Stack:  Medium,Medium,Medium,Medium

    - Winterization:

          1/2" Polystyrene wrapped with dark green marine vinyl.

         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"

Notes:

        - 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"

        - candyboard added on 12/16/21. Candyboard is same as Sask1 & Ital1

        except that I used weatherstripping instead of Reflectix

        - 12/17/21  - bees flying and using both entrances.

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

        - 1/12/22 - candy board had mostly been consumed.

          added ~ 1.25 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

 

 

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