This spring, I want to put my hive under a scale to weigh how much nectar and pollen are coming in. I might even put it under the hive this winter to measure how much honey is used. I was fortunate enough to come across this old Fairbanks scale for a steal of a price. All I had to do was paint it and clean up the inner workings to get it taking accurate readings. No one seems to like the color I painted it. Not even the cat.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This particular mouse guard is of the homemade variety. It is recycled from a leftover piece of roofing tin from a building that received a new roof.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
The observation hive:
The queen in the observation hive that my wife found in about 3 seconds flat:
Uh, I think the outside apiary needs some attention: