Talk:Feeding Scale Hives

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Awesome article.

"For polishing up wet supers, it is much better to add them to individual hives as management changes.
A before and after measurement will give you an idea of how much honey they cleaned out, and it deters
starting robbing in the apiary."

I never though of putting my wet supers on a scale hive. That would let you measeure how efficient your extracting is.

"During a natural nectar flow the hive is in more or less a steady state situation with respect to nectar
coming in and evaporation to convert it to honey. If this goes on for several days at a more or less constant rate,
then the daily increase is a good measure of honey production, not nectar collected."

Really!? I'll have to think about that. Which brings up the question of how to calculate daily gain. I always thought the way we do it is flawed, that it under counts the gain.

Alternative weight gain calcualtion