This site is located in wooded suburb of NW of Chicago and not too far from the historic Techny site, also part of this network. There are little to no agricultural crops in the foraging region.
The colony is in a small backyard apiary, in double deep 10 frame brood boxes. The queen for 2011 was raised in 2009.
The platform scale has .25 lb divisions, and is exposed on a wooden base.
The primary foraging sources are expected to be locust, linden (late June), clover and goldenrod (fall).