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Offline SlickMick

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How do you weigh a hive?
« on: September 27, 2009, 05:49:09 PM »
Just curious, how do you weigh a hive??

Cant imagine stepping on the digital bathroom scales with a full hive in my arms  :roll:

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

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He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
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Re: How do you weigh a hive?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 05:52:36 PM »
The fella I used to help with his hives would buy a 'bathroom' scale low price and keep it out in his shed.  When he wanted to weigh something, it was always nearby and no one wet and waiting for their turn.

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Re: How do you weigh a hive?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 05:58:15 PM »
I use a spring scale hung from a lever.  I lift the back of the hive, allowing it to pivit on the front of the bottom board rails.  If you lift it about 2 inches the scale will register 1/2 of the hives weight.

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Re: How do you weigh a hive?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 07:57:09 PM »
In pounds, not kilograms..........   :-*   :-P   :evil:







Two bathroom scales bought for less then 5.00 each at yard sales, or just estimate.
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Re: How do you weigh a hive?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 11:57:42 PM »
Just curious, how do you weigh a hive??

Cant imagine stepping on the digital bathroom scales with a full hive in my arms  :roll:

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Bath scale,put two 2x4s about 24 inches long on scale,set your scale to 0. Set your hive on.
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Re: How do you weigh a hive?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 12:41:23 AM »
I raise the back end of the hive with my hand if I cant raise it easily it is about right to get thru winter it takes experience to get to know what is right. Doing it by this.
never take the top off a hive on a day that you wouldn't want the roof taken off your house

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Re: How do you weigh a hive?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 03:50:51 AM »
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I put bathroom scale under one side of hive and look "half hive weight". I ensure that hives have enough winterfood.
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