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  1. Re: Hive Data from a home built Data Logger (Over 3+ years)

    A quote - "Moisture induced failure is the greatest cause of failure in thermistors. This type of failure is often difficult to pinpoint in an application. Moisture failures can occur in almost any...
  2. Re: Any reason to actually use "box joints" other than aesthetics?

    Dovetail and glue only : - no nails , screws, etc. may provide an environmental advantage? Increased gluing surface area?, Mechanical lock? Waterproof ( Titebond III) and stronger joints ( my...
  3. Re: Interested in new design for entrance reducer

    More than jsut you - "procrastination". But! I would call it attention to details and 7P's that goes along with self-learning.
  4. Re: Interested in new design for entrance reducer

    I use a 3/16" flat plastic plate with slotted holes so it moves up and down over the full width entrance. It has 6 to 8 holes, 7/32" or 9/32" in diameter ( not sure - memory). Applications are 1)...
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    AN alternate explanation based on bees controlling their internal environment when given the chance is the bees reduced the RH in the hive to increase the rate of moisture diffusion from the honey to...
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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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    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....
  20. Thread: Mold

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    Re: Mold

    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 -...
  21. 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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    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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