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  1. #61
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    Default Re: weighing hives

    laketrout,
    The mites are usually found on the nurse bees, not on the foragers (or there are a lot less mites on the foragers). So while the foragers will be all over the honey frames in the warmer temps, the nurse bees will stick around the brood nest / cluster area.

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    Default Re: weighing hives

    I put my hives on a perfectly balanced tetor toter to make lifting the back and front with a scale easier. Now all of my hives weigh 0lbs. Is this enough for winter?

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    > Now all of my hives weigh 0lbs. Is this enough for winter?

    You forgot to add the weight of the two cars and the bridge!


    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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    The comedy sketches of reef10 and Rader.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    In Mark's case, he prefers to use a 100 lb steel bar in place of the bridge ...

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    If you had something which weighs 100 lbs, lets say a bar of steel or a log of wood, and you attatched one end to a hanging scale and the other end on the ground, are you telling me the scale would read 50lbs?

    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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    If I stack three fourway pallets of dbl dp hives on top of each other and I can pick them up w/ my Bobcat I know they weigh less than 1200lbs total so I'd better feed them.

    If I stack two pallets on top of each other and can't lift them then I know I left too much honey in them.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: weighing hives

    If you would like a weighing system for a Bobcat with more than two possible "results", one option is to install a hydraulic scale calibrated to your particular skidsteer:

    http://www.contool.net/Tara54001.pdf
    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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    When I go to a restaurant and notice that there aren't any prices on the menu I know I can't afford to eat there.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    I understand and agree with your menu comment. Industrial items are hard to find prices for, sometimes. Here is a similar hydraulic scale for $800.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORKLIFT-HYD...p2054897.l4276
    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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