An urban residential site developed in the 1960’s, now with mature trees and gardens. The hive is well protected, shady, on the NE side of a two story house. The Arkansas River is ¼ mile to the west. Not near industrial pollution sources. Little cropland within range.
Carniolan queen package started 7Apr12. Now in two 8 frame deeps.
Fairbanks Standard No 11½. 500 lb capacity, ¼ lb divisions. Scale was zero’d using adjustment screw, and checked with sacks of sugar, and seems very sensitive.
Cherry, pear Golden rain tree, catalpa, clover.