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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    Hi everyone.. resurrecting this thread.

    I finally got around to posting the details on my scale build.

    Info is here, but be warned, it's geared for an electronics hobbyist more than a...
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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    Thanks, I sent the folks over there a note.

    Anyone else on here participate in this study?

    -tmk
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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    Graphs for the last week. It's been rainy in california, and the bees haven't brought in much.

    I'm going to try and update the blog weekly. This will probably be the last time I post an...
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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    It's just a piece of plastic with a brick on it. Water doesn't seem to pool up on top, though it does get stuck in the 'flutes' (it's corrugated plastic, like cardboard). Doesn't really hurt anything...
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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    I can graph based on any manipulation of the data i want.. the lines you see are heavily modified

    When i was developing the compensation stuff, i used gnuplot and my brain.

    If you're interested...
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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    I was initially expecting to see a dip in weight in the morning as the workers leave, and a bump in the evening when they all call it quits, but i have seen neither. It may be that the outflux of...
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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    I have another method of temperature compensation, and it's actually working pretty well. The line for lbs is not even close to the raw scale readings :)



    I'm not sure, but this one isn't 'on'...
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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    I have been tagging the posts with graphs with the 'graphs' tag, and those that talk about the scale with the 'scale' tag.

    you can filter posts by tag, eg:
    ...
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    Re: Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    If you go to the blog link, i have done that for the weekly graphs. I'm recording weather since that seems to have the most impact on the hive weight.

    e.g. The day after rain it has gained the...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Saw a couple guys pulling a swarm from a conifer tree in san jose on march 10th, 2011. About 12 feet off the ground.

    zip 95125

    -tmk
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    Real-time hive scale [graphs]

    Hi everybody,

    I'm fairly new to beekeeping (started last Aug) and am one of those guys who loves data. I would read a lot of posts and books that would talk about doing this or that 'when a flow...
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    Re: Is Chloramine treated water toxic to bees?

    Not sure if it's relevant, but chloramine is definately bad for fish.

    Before using chloramine treated water in an aquarium, it is treated using AmQuel or other products designed to neutralize it....
  13. Re: Smoker leather all torn, did i do something wrong?

    I put the clip that came with it to hold it closed on the bottom (to act as a hinge), then wrapped the bottom bit in aluminum tape

    The aluminum tape will probably get brittle, but i love that...
  14. Smoker leather all torn, did i do something wrong?

    Hi folks,

    I recently bought a brushy mountain smoker, which was the higher-end (~$35) model.

    I've used it about 6 times, and haven't had any real problems. Today it was really hard to light...
  15. Re: I just put a queen in a hive that hasn't had one for a while....

    Sounds like they like her just fine. As I understand it, bees fan at the door after swarming to tell any stragglers where home is.

    I believe this also happens when you split hives, and is also...
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    Re: help with comb production

    If it's just for personal use (you said no sellng), then why not put foundationless frames in. When it's time to harvest, just cut the comb honey out and put the frames back in for them to...
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    Re: Are all distributors hives compatable?

    A knowledgeable bk went through my hive with me and attributed my large qty of burr comb to mixing and matching hive parts. The guy I bought the gear from had cobbled it all together. In particular,...
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    Re: Bees all over the ground

    My experience: strong hive, about 2-5 crawlers most times of day. Did a mite count and collected 37 mites in 24 hrs. No funny wings. Wasps eating the dead most times.

    medication threshhold for...
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    Re: Frame Spacing in Warre (or TBH)

    sorry, forgot this was the TBH area. It's a standard 10-frame lang setup. I noticed 3 weeks after i got it (bought as a complete hive) that the full-deep hive body only had 9 frames in it.

    doh.
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    NUC or observation hive - overwintering indoors?

    Anyone overwinter their nucs/observation hives indoors?

    I was thinking of either keeping them inside or in the garage, with a tube to reach the outside. Does that work? will it improve their...
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    Re: Frame Spacing in Warre (or TBH)

    my current 10 frame hive came with 9 frames in the brood nest (which i am trying to remedy), but what are the problems that this sort of spacing causes in there?

    Sorry to hijack the thread :)
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    Re: Crawlers/dead bees - how many is normal?

    I've got a screened bottom board - i'll throw a sticky board of some kind underneath for a day and get a mite count. thanks for the feedback

    -tmk
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    Re: Crawlers/dead bees - how many is normal?

    Here's a couple of pictures, as promised.

    It was hot today, so they are bearding a bit. The ones on the porch aren't dead :)

    At the time of the pictures i think there were 2 bees crawling...
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    Re: Crawlers/dead bees - how many is normal?

    there are usually a couple yellowjackets/wasps (both types are commonly seen) buzzing around the graveyard and feeding on the dead, but they stay away from the hive entrance.. seems like they are...
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    Crawlers/dead bees - how many is normal?

    I have a single hive and since this is my first go round with beekeeping, i don't have much context for what is normal. I was inspired by a related thread to ask this.

    For example, at any given...
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