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  1. #1
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    Default Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    I set up a spreadsheet for an overwintering challenge from November 1st through April 1st (Fools Day, hence the incorporation into the title). The challenge win is just for bragging rights and happiness with your successfully overwintered bees. I've posted this on the top bar and general bee forum but haven't seen any Warre keepers on the list yet so I wanted to make sure you all know about it and invite you to join the fun. You can find the spreadsheet at Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

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    Default Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    Colleen...I set up a row but there was no open space for # of hives through to jan 4 alive. Can you check that function? Thanks
    Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06

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    Default Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    Quote Originally Posted by WBVC View Post
    Colleen...I set up a row but there was no open space for # of hives through to jan 4 alive. Can you check that function? Thanks
    Right now the spreadsheet is set up to calculate the total number of hives alive through April 1st (I think you write your dates like Europe does? the day then month versus the month then day?) When you fill out your hive numbers for what was alive November 1st it automatically puts the total in that column. If you record a hive loss it automatically subtracts that loss. If I record using my smartphone I have to refresh to see the calculation work. Would you prefer I take the end date off that column for the sake of early reporting? When I looked at what you added it looked fine, showing 20 hives and no losses yet. Let me know if you still see an issue!

    Just a note, I have a thread on this on the Bee Forum and that is where most people have been reporting and where I plan to post the ending stats. I know someone linked this version in the forum today and I do check it once in a while, no big deal. I just posted this one here because I wanted to make sure the Warre keepers knew about it and that they were welcome to join us.
    3rd yr - 1 KTBH & 4 KTBH nucs - TF - USDA Zn 6b

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    Default Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    I am getting ready to update my section on the spread sheet. 4 hives 1 dead so far of apparent starvation. All bees were down in each cell. Weird part is there was probably a good 50 lbs of honey elsewhere in the hive as well as sugar blocks in the top. I am guessing the winter was too cold for the cluster to relocate.

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