hive weight

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  1. jb63

    jb63 New Member

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    [attachment=0:2s710qds]1-3 singles 005.JPG[/attachment:2s710qds]I weighed four hives yesterday.Two were over 65# for single deeps.Two were under45#.Today I added some frames of honey from dead-outs to get the weight up.It got up to 53* so they were flying.I used a hanging scale on the ratchet strap hook to check them.
     

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    tecumseh New Member

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    was that total weight or net weight less the equipment? the can be some substantial variation in equipment weight.

    i think at one time I figured the empty weight of a story and a half at about 32#.

    that truck is a keeper.
     

  3. jb63

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    That is with the equipment.They should probably be in nucs ,but it's too late to move them around.The outside frames were empty so thats what I swapped out.