This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Honey Flow Graph

 Thanks to Warner Nature Center and Paul their beekeeper that provided the graphic.
This is a weigh scale graph recording the daily weight of a overwintered colony.
You can see by the graph when the rise in weight corresponds with the Black Locust nectar flow. This hive just kept on rolling. Putting up a steady honey increase.
The graphic is fuzzy do to a small file size. Each black date is in two day increments. The first date is April 22nd, the last date is June 27th.
The rise in honey weight started on May 18th. The hive added about 110 lbs of honey from May 18th to present date.