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  1. #1
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    Default 2012 scale hive readings

    Scale hive, New Package from JK+S
    Zip 53003, SE. Dodge Co, SE. Wis.

    6-13 35
    6-19 47
    6-20 50
    6-23 53
    6-25 60
    6-26 62
    6-27 65
    7-4 84
    7-11 87
    7-12 91
    7-17 99
    -29#
    7-17 70
    7-19 73
    7-26 75
    7-27 76
    8-1 80
    8-2 86
    8-3 93
    8-4 100
    8-6 106
    8-7 110
    8-8 117
    8-15am 120
    8-15pm 125
    8-17 129
    8-20 130
    8-22 133
    8-24 140
    8-27 155
    8-28 157
    8-31 159
    -120#
    8-31 39
    9-4 46
    9-11 49
    9-12 50
    10-4 46_____
    149#

    Multiple numbers for the same date may be beginning/end of day

    Barry, move this is this is not the right venue.

    Roland Diehnelt

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    Was there no additional equipment added during the year?
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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    Quite amazing. What type of scales did you use? Can you tells something about weather conditions on these dates too?

    good info - thanks

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    I like visual look:
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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    what was the -29 in july??? honey I am assuming??

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings


    I'm pretty sure the -29 is a harvest. Or a very, very cold snap.
    Last edited by shannonswyatt; 02-18-2013 at 07:47 AM. Reason: Duplicate

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    We supered early to make life easier. When removing honey, that super is extracted, and that super is returned to the hive.

    Rough weather, normal Wisconsin until July, very hot and very dry. Things picked up in August with the rains.

    Scale is a standard freight scale, 200-300 capacity(100 on beam plus weights). It has a small roof over the beam, and has been outside for decades.

    Total honey collected was 149 pounds, not outstanding.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    "Scale is a standard freight scale, 200-300 capacity(100 on beam plus weights). It has a small roof over the beam, and has been outside for decades."

    would you have a picture of the scale?

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    Rolland's scale probably looks similar to this:
    Graham
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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    Nice graph, Khaas. What do the light blue diamonds represent?

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    Beepro - can you graph using a Julian Date?

    Rader - that is a correct image, thank you.

    Khaas15 , Good job, you beat me.

    Crazy Roland

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    Light diamonds represent harvest dates.

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    Interesting and useful information - did this years ago and thinking I should again.
    I may have missed this information on another post but how many hives on that location? How much were you affected by the drought? Are you performing any specific type of hive managment (ie 2 queen units, adding swarms to existing hives ect.)

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    10-4 46_____



    Roland Diehnelt
    so the final weight to go through the winter is 46lb's ? does that include the wooden ware also?
    mike syracuse ny
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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    For me, we definitely had a drought, but it did not seem to effect me too much. The rain, although limited seemed to occur at the right times.

    Also, this is just the measurements from a single hive sitting over a restored prairie. I don't do anything particularly unique, just treat for mites using MAQS.

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    Default Re: 2012 scale hive readings

    This is the "Home" yard, in front of the shop, with about 24 hives.

    This yard is near the Rock river valley(joins the Mississippi at the Quad cities(Davenport, Rock island, etc.), so not quite as effected, but still I believe the numbers will show that July was pretty flat compared to normal, where 80 percent of the gains are in July. At the end of July, we thought we where going to be in really bad shape for the year.

    Just an "average" production colony,and as such was handled the same as the others in the yard.

    Single seep brood chamber, deep supers. Methodology from the 1940's.

    Feeding started after 10-4. This yard gets abused the most, not always getting the scheduled attention, 'cuz it's at the shop, "We can do it another day". All the other yards are worked in strict rotation.

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