Hive on scale in a backyard shed, front of the hive is oriented so the bees can work out the door of the partially shaded SE door. Area is diverse in nectar and pollen producing plants along a creek and swampy area. Site is approx. 3/4 mile from the Apalachicola River.
Early in record keeping the hive consisted of 7 brood frames and 2 honey frames. One shallow super was added the first day of the study. The colony was started in Feb 09 as a nuc with a new Queen.
Scale is a Fairbanks platform 17x22 in, 500 lb capacity, increments are 0.5 lb, scale is leveled on firm wooden floor.
Red Maple, Ti Ti, Willow (Feb); Ti Ti, various berry, Pear, Peach, Persimmon, Willow, Poplar, Red Clover, Swamp Galberry (Mar); Ti Ti, Poplar, R. Clover, Swamp Galberry, Tupelo, Black Gum ( Apr); Tupelo, Low Bush Galberry, Chinese Talon (May); Chinese Talon, Palmetto, Red Cabbage Palm (Jun)