beyond gestimation of hive weight...

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  1. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    pictures of equipment and basic operation...
     

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    reading the fish scale while tipping hive at front and back...
     

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    directly weighing of hive...
     

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    the data..
    these hive all were extremely light (several approaching starvation) and required feeding for the remainder of the late winter season.
     

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    Good post tec, I don't know if it's just me but the data won't open.My scale is a hanging scale that I weigh hay bales with.
     
  6. tecumseh

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    platform problem I would guess..

    the data is a statistical linear relation between the tipping weight and the total weight of the hive. basically with a story and a half hive the linear relation is 2.4 X the tipping weight to obtain the bathroom scale weight. then you would subtract the equipment weight (about 30#) to get to the weight of bees and feed inside the box.

    ps.... the pictures were taken at one of my favorite location. the location itself is the very top of what use to be an island and coral outcropping when much of Texas was an inland sea (when dinosaurs roamed the earth). unlike most of the soil in the area this outcropping is a deep deposit of sand.
     
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    Thanks for the pics tec.
    Gotta ask, what is that thing behind your hives in the last pic? Fallen down barn?
     
  8. tecumseh

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    a very fallen down feeding shed. it made (I have since moved the yard back about 600 feet or so) a nice northern wind break.