Lindstrom01

Type: 
Langstroth 10 frame

Location

United States
45° 21' 22.8204" N, 92° 49' 41.952" W
Elevation: 
940feet
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Orientation: 
161degrees
Description: 

First year hive and new at beekeeping.

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Put 2 pollen patties in under the syrup feeder. Still a lot of syrup in the feeder.

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Fed 1.5 gallons of 2:1 syrup last night. Forgot to note it.

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Added 1 gallon of 2:1 syrup

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Fed 1 gallon 1:1 and 1 gallon 2:1.

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Put robbing screen back on at first light this morning. Observed some fighting yesterday and witnessed a wasp make it into the hive momentarily. Modified my robbing screen for a front entrance at the bottom board instead of a top entrance.

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Fed 1 gallon of 2:1 and 1 gallon of 1:1

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Did a quick inspection of top box. Bees have started drawing foundation on 2 frames an nectar is being deposited. Fed 1.5 gallons of 2:1 with 2 tbsp of essential oil mix.

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Added essential oil mixture of lemongrass and spearmint to the feeder.

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Added 39 lb 11 oz of 1:1 sugar syrup. Supposed to rain tonight and cold until next weekend. Bees need to draw out comb on 10 frames in the new medium box.

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Stacked on the final box that they will need to fill for winter. Golden rod is out like crazy right now and they will have plenty to work with for a few weeks. Will begin intensive feeding based on weather. Supposed to rain and become cold for a few days so I will add 1:1 later this evening.

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Added 19 lbs 13 oz of 1:1 sugar syrup.

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Added 19.25 lbs of 1:1 sugar water. Feeder was completely dry.

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Filled feeder since it was close to empty. Bees are going through the feed at a rate of about 3 lbs every 2 days.

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Filled up feeder since it is supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow.

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Convinced of no robbing. Took off robbing screen and opened entrance 75% of total width. Watched hive for 2 days and saw no signs of rival robbers. Wasps stay at bay and all of the bees coming up to the hive make their way over the robbing screen. Going to try wider opening to see if production increases tomorrow. Looking for weight gain.

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Added an empty medium super and a bottle of 1:1 sugar syrup until my new top feeder comes in.

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Hive weight still going down despite tons of activity and lots of pollen coming in. I niticed some fighting today although they looked like drones coming in. Several were killed and fell off the landing board. I built and installed a robbing screen this evening to observe over the next couple of days.

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Removed cover tonight and added a vent board between inner cover and outer cover. This has two 1/2 inch slits to allow venting out either side of the hive through the top. Moisture was not found inside the outer cover even after the heavy rain today. Will watch productivity through the weekend and hopefully this vent will help with fanning.

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Moved lux sensor to East side of hive entrance to get a better reading on sunlight on the hive opening.

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Entrance reducer added at sunset 8/05/2017.

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