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I've made it through the winter so far but I am questioning how much honey is still stored in my hive. I don't have a scale but I figured I had roughly 130 pounds in total hive weight last fall ( 2 deeps, bottom, inner cover, inner cover with 5 in sides packed with straw, and outer cover). I am estimating it at roughly 70lbs now. What does a hive setup like mine weigh if they have run out of stores and so all I have left is comb and bees? Its been pretty cold and I have not gone any further than to take off the inner cover and peak in for a quick second. They look healthy and active as far as I can see. I left them with sugar spread on the inner cover last fall and they have eaten most of it so I refilled and gave them some Bee-pro.
 

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You must be fairly high in elevation in Cache County, Utah, we have had unusually warm weather in Utah. Today's high in Cache County is predicted to be 51 F and here in Salt Lake City it is predicted to top out at 61 F. Those are really warm for Utah in February!
 

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Thanks. I was afraid I was getting light. Yes it is warm. Warm enough break in and pull frames? Cache valley will hit temps in the teens easily for the next month. Should I be concerned about stimulating brood rearing?
 

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1 empty deep box: 11 lb / 5 kg
10 drawn empty frames: 10 * 0.4 kg = 9 lb / 4 kg
Bees: 2.2 lb / 1 kg (probably more)

Total / deep: 22 lb / 10 kg (at least)

The rest is honey and pollen.
 
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