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    elmer_fud - humidity - guess and observation: One hive with the recent low RH and high top temperatures lately while having really high RH all winter, was checked for for suepr status. I call her...
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    I am unable to read the file. I think it is too compressed an thus smears the data for a day or two. I do not see big swings in data over the period of a day or two or three or four until recently....
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    Thanks, an Interesting Rabbit Hole " If oxygen molecules can transverse the cappings, so can water molecules" !

    Drilling down: ( I may get a headache over the time period noted for a stable...
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    :applause: Launched!!!

    Once wrote a paper explaining all the forces acting on water - did not complete it - gave up - Prof agreed too - was long enough. I had never considered diffusion - guess...
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    " the amount of air diffusing through them must be very small." - Little _John.
    I would not assume that as I am sure (guessing) pore quantity and size has likely evolved to handle waste gases. ...
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    Interestingly higher RH of 78% @ 93F JWPALMER. Do you know of any written articles about this subject. i will also search as it would seem to a good source for clues and testing of RH issues. It is...
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    I appreciate the rough math. It suggest the internal environment is driven by the external. But I have noticed bees keeping a much higher RH inside the hive in opposition to a "balanced internal -...
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    :thumbsup:
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    Observational Question: After five straight days external recordings of relative humidity ranging from 82% to 100% with morning temperatures in the 60s', two sensored hives maintain steady,...
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    Lalldredge " moving boxes and tipping them on a scale is tricky." I will take few photographs of a simple, quickly assembled lifting approach that requires no hive tipping on a balance scale; and...
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    " Never seen that before on a working comb." In New England that would be a Greater Wax Moth - tunneling. If it was like a web on the surface it is a Lesser Wax moth - so I have seen and been told...
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    "I'm a fan of temporary limited feeding to avoid calamity." I agree but I have tried and implemented an approach for 2 yers which was initiated by M. Palmer presentation comment - feeding and...
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    Re: Incubator temperature

    Where is the temperature sensor located? Likely sensing air temperature and not in or on the cells. Thus the cells are warmer. It takes time to cool off a mass like an egg which is also generating...
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    "Finally warm weather" - the same here but barely warm enough. I am about to plant my "hot " veggie plants and watch for swarming.

    GG & Lalldredge - I have not fed anything since Feb. 2, 2019....
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    Contrarian answer: I think the fact you have a new colony, assume a package, that it is starting to build up into stable colony. The colony is still in great turmoil with un-balanced work forces -...
  16. Re: Trials and tribulations of Queen-Rearing 2020

    You are inspiring me to take up another aspect of bee keeping. I am unable to acquire any swarm cells for the 2nd year in a row from my little apiary of 9 colonies but I have another few weeks of...
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    Re: AI Root extractor

    Tin-lead "Soldered" or Silver brazed? Trying to use a "lead scanner" used in lead-free home verification. It might be an easy, useful method. The bottom pan and fittings? Sampling a small...
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    Re: When do I start "doing stuff"?

    Ask yourself this "How does a top vented hive in winter help raise the dew point inside a hive?" Especially in winter. Have you measured this effect? Have a scientific reference? I would like to...
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    :thumbsup:
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    Thanks!

    I am having a similar experience but no Spring feeding ( see another, ealirer reply I have). We are just starting to hit a warming trend with some 60 and just had a 70F day, rain again...
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    GG "Keep an eye on them they could make you some cells fairly quick." Been checking a few hives at a time - nothing but I do have lots of bees.

    Guessing - searching question for anyone: DO you...
  22. Re: 2, 3, 5, or 35 What are the least practical to get out of buying bees every year?

    The more you have the faster you learn, IMO. But learn how to treat and survive a winter season, meaning no foraging for months on end, with a few hives - I bought 3 packages each year for two...
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    Read the various answers and realized I am different than most beekeepers :D I keep my hives on a 3'x8' platforms, two hives to a platform and maybe a nuc; 3-4 foot separation between hives. I have...
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    :thumbsup: I'll be watching.
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    Re: Bee club blues

    I prefer "being a frugal, cranky contrarian beekeeper " It sounds better than "intolerant". I was never very "clubby". I have also noticed that with my beekeeping clothes on and my OAV mask, people...
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