In a backyard setting, on the edge of developed Ogden. Hives face East, screened to the South and West, and are in sunlight from 0800-1400 hrs. Water is nearby. Landscape is scrub oak, rock scree, and grasslands rising to 9000’ within 4 miles.
two second year Italian queens, on screened bottoms, 2 Deeps and 2 Supers.
Hand lever scale based on Hanging Scale Model AMW-TL440#. 0.5 lb increments to 440 pounds (200kg). Calibrated against hanging weight True weight=7.55+1.68*LeverWeight SD=1.2 lb.
Ornamentals, dandelion, alfalfa, white clover, goldenrod. Main flow is in May-June, Secondary flow in Sept., both weather dependent.