I thank those of you who have been contributing to the topic of the thread.
I think efficiency is really key to anyone who is interested in beekeeping beyond a few hives. I am thinking of growth, and the most pressing questions to me revolve around what I want my overall approach to be. I hate to waste time, money, materials - and bees on bad ideas, or poorly thought-out inventions.
Mike Palmer, how do you weigh your hives? What kind of scale do you use in the field?