McQ_Rooftop

Type: 
Langstroth 10 frame

Location

McQ home 99354 Richland, WA
United States
46° 17' 31.8696" N, 119° 16' 16.23" W
Elevation: 
384feet
Orientation: 
90degrees
Description: 

Hive is positioned to get direct sunlight from sunrise until about 9:00 AM, at which point it receives filtered sunlight until about 11:00. After that it's in complete shade. This is an experiment to see if this arrangement reduces bearding on the outside of the hive during the heat of the day. The hive is positioned on an upper deck, 12 ft about ground level in the lee of the house.

Raspberry Pi is connected via Wi-Fi.

Comments

Pulled a couple frames of brood to build up another hive.

Drop in hive weight, due to replacing heavy wooden telescoping top with light-weight plastic top, which provides better ventilation.

Hive Location