weight of hive?

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  1. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    the essentials...
     

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  2. tecumseh

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    front and back tipping with fish weight scale.
     

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  3. tecumseh

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    establishing the total weight of hive.... less the weight of beekeeper and his large boots.
     

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  4. Eddy Honey

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    So if you're told you need 60 lbs of stores, how much do you deduct for the woodenware, wax, foundation, and bees?
     
  5. tecumseh

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    as your correctly deduced you need some idea of equipment empty weight prior to beginning. for my home made boxes, tops and bottoms + frames at a story and a half mine came out to about 32#.
     
  6. tecumseh

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    first you will notice that my bottom boards are made very flat... there is no landing boards. we then plotted total weight against tipping weight... did a little statistical hand waving and 2.4 X the tipping weight yielded the total weight.
     
  7. riverrat

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    :goodpost: :coolphotos:
     
  8. srvfantexasflood

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    I see you attract a crowd where ever you go. Thanks for the pictures.
     
  9. tecumseh

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    yep srv-fan... it cause I speak moo.
     
  10. larry tate

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    Big Bull interested too!