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  1. Thread: Hive Scale

    by LanduytG
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    Hive Scale

    Who in their right mind would spend this kind of money for $30 worth of material. :scratch:...
  2. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool app

    I should have my scale completed tomorrow. I'm just waiting on some metal to finish it. I now I'm installing all the software onto the PI. Its all gone well til now. Doing the "sudo mkdir...
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    Re: OVA Treatment now!

    Well thats done. I forgot to put a rag over the entrance of the first hive. Didn't take long to see we had life in that one.

    Greg
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    OVA Treatment now!

    I have screen bottom broads, however I slide the board in all but and inch or two so the hive would have ventilation. I have pulled the boards a few time to see what was on them. After it got below...
  5. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool app

    Paul
    Thanks for the link. This is the best I've seen that actually made sense. I will be giving it a try later today.

    Greg
  6. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool app

    Well I got my aluminum channel today, so I started in right away on my scale. I have half of it complete using the load cells I already had. I cut 2 14" long pieces and a 1/2" in from each end I...
  7. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool app

    I just ordered some aluminum c channel from McMaster Carr. I have and idea on how to mount the ones I have. They will rest in a notch on the open side of the channel. This will give the cell plenty...
  8. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool.org

    I have 10 of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-pcs-x-50Kg-Body-Load-Cell-Weighing-Sensor-Resistance-strain-Half-bridge-Total-/221463943308?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339047988c that I bought last...
  9. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool.org

    Villagefool

    Where did you get the load cells?

    Greg
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    Re: Hive insulation wrap

    Didn't do anything to the front, still white.

    Greg
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    Re: Hive insulation wrap

    Being a first year Beek I like others want my bee's to survive the winter. I have give thought to this a lot and it was not till this past week that I finally decided what approach to take. We heard...
  12. Thread: wax mold?

    by LanduytG
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    Re: wax mold?

    This is very interesting so I looked on youtube at the many ways foundations is made. All I can say for this method is you can use your own wax and save some money. But it seems the process takes at...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    This past weekend Jim Tew gave a talk at the annual fall meeting of the Indiana Bee Keepers Association and he says the natural amount of drones in a colony is 17% to 25%. I see where commercial guys...
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    Re: Raccoons vs. Bees

    I've not had any problems but I have seen plenty of tracks on the side of the hives.


    Greg
  15. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    Lauri
    Where did you get the polycarbonate? I have seen it before but can't remember were.

    Greg
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    Re: How Cold Before SHB Die?

    I did all but 2 of the don't's. Guess I will know better next year. The big thing for me is sun. I don't have any place to put them where they get more than 2 or 3 hours of good sun. I might move...
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    Re: How Cold Before SHB Die?

    Not knowing any better I bought frames with top and bottom grove. I have Lexan as part of my inner cover and when I took the out cover off one of the hives today I saw 3 or 4 SHB running for cover....
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    Re: How Cold Before SHB Die?

    That sucks. Do they lay eggs during the winter?

    Greg
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    How Cold Before SHB Die?

    As it says how cold does it need to get before SHB die's?

    Greg
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    Re: Beginner questions on frames

    Bought all my stuff from Kelly last fall. I did not buy the kits, I wanted a different config than what they offered in a kit. Plus what was said before you get somethings you might not want or use....
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    Thanks, will be looking into this. I have wanted a camera all summer but power was and issue. I was going to use a deep cycle battery with a voltage regulator and a solar panel, but I think this will...
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    I'm curious about your bee cam. Is it wireless and if so how far away from the wifi?
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    Have not seen 3/8" locally. I have a bunch of 1/2" so I'll try it.
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    Re: Time for mouse guards?

    What size hole should they be? Is 1/2" hardware cloth small enough?

    Thanks
    Greg
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    Yes he said honey weight but still seems light. I know what all my wooden ware weighs, I even weighed a few frames full of honey and they were 7-8 pounds each.
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