Re: How Do You Determine Weight of Winter Stores?
I just count frames of honey. I have one deep that is completely full and then a brood chamber that has quite a bit of honey in it. So I am estimating I have over 100 lbs of honey. The guesstimate is not all that critical since I plan to continue to inspect the hive on warm afternoons through the winter. Plus I intend to make two new hives in the spring with any left over frames of honey and two nuc I have started. So left overs will not be a problem. Each nuc has over 25 lbs of honey on them as well. I have no idea how much is enough. Farmers almanac is calling for this winter to be milder than last years. IF so I will be feeding my bees most of the winter.
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