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« on: February 05, 2013, 07:50:51 AM »

I have been monitoring the remaining winter stores of my colonies using the rear tip method. I was thinking of using a fish scale and a hook to get a more compareable idea of what's inside. Anyone think it's worthwhile?
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 08:05:34 AM »

It can't help but be more accurate.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 02:00:11 PM »

I have been monitoring the remaining winter stores of my colonies using the rear tip method. I was thinking of using a fish scale and a hook to get a more compareable idea of what's inside. Anyone think it's worthwhile?

You have so high tempreture in South Carolina that you may peep inside how much you see capped food.

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 04:52:12 PM »

More than that Finski, I'm seeing some pretty heavy Orientation Flights. I just ordered 500 frames and 100 pounds of foundation. I just haven't seen any drones on the landing boards. When I do I'll start making Splits. If I understand correctly, You should only do that when the night time lows are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 04:56:10 PM »

You should only do that when the night time lows are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

In Finland normal good summer day is 20 C and nights 10c.  At the beginning of summer it may go frost side up to date 10.6
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 09:46:16 AM »

I just heft them, but if you want accurate numbers, use the scale first on the back, then on the front and add the two numbers together.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 10:59:56 AM »

Finski, Finland sounds like my kind of place. Our over night lows can be about 32 degC at 98% relative humidity.

Michael, that makes sense.  I was just thinking about a comparison hive to hive. Your method will get you real close.
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 12:31:01 PM »

Finski, Finland sounds like my kind of place. Our over night lows can be about 32 degC at 98% relative humidity.




Just now we have 2 feet snow.

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 05:04:19 PM »

Finski, that looks like my home town did when I was a kid. A little place in WVa called Richwood. I have fond memories of walking to school with 2ft of snow on the ground. It just isn't that bad.

Can I ask a question off topic? How long will the oxalic acid solution remain fresh if refrigerated?
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 05:17:12 PM »



Can I ask a question off topic? How long will the oxalic acid solution remain fresh if refrigerated?

Some months, but it is so cheap that I do allways a new solution.
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