Hives

Langstroth Bee Hive Temperature Variations

This is an article by a club member relating to internal Langstroth hive temperatures made over various summer and winter periods in 2016.  It also includes notes and comments related to hive ventilation and humidity.  Included are a number of graphs of the measured temperature variations.  The PDF article can be found in the “links

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Warre hives

Following some interest in Warre hives lately, I have added some information that may be interest in the “Links and Documents” page of this site.  

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Bee Feeding

“The supply of white sugar (sucrose) to honey bee colonies can be a valuable management tool for beekeepers. It is used to supplement a shortage of stored honey to prevent starvation of the colony, or to stimulate a colony to artificially promote breeding.” This from an article published in “The Australian Beekeeper” by Doug Somerville…

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Keeping Warm in the hive – Heater Bees

This very interesting short video appeared on the internet but has since gone.  It gives a different perspective regarding how bees manage to keep the brood warm in cold conditions. (ps.. I hope the author would not mind – it is intended here for non profit club for those interested in beekeeping.      

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Colours and Heat Transfer

I set up a small experiment to get a handle on exactly how much effect the colour of a hive body and cover has on the heat transfer (by sunlight) to the inside of the hive. The following are my observations so far.  I need to make more measurements before reaching any conclusions but I

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