Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Extracted today, loaned spinner again. Got 12kg this year only 5kg last. Very messy, need a better way to drain cappings (they would not spin in mesh bag as they touched side), the honey would not pass through the fine strainer.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Start weighing

The roofs and ekes are different weights.
Estimating each hive, the following are the weights to deduct to work out stores in colony. THese include roofs and ekes if they have them.
1 - 17.36kg
2 - 16.8kg
3 - 17.3kg
4 - 19.54kg
5 - 22.68kg
The estimatd stores are on the colony spreadsheets.