Category Archives: temperature

Thermal imaging for beehives – geeky or wise?

I’ve just been reading up about thermal imaging – in particular the FLIR camera lens for IOS. There is a great article here http://honeybeesuite.com/thermal-images-of-winter-bees/ – this blog from Rusty is so good that every beekeeper should read it – regularly.  … Continue reading

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Ungrateful ladies

Today,  given the unusual heat and the fact that my previous very successful water source seemed to have a leak (Possibly a deer or a badger had a go at it?) the plan was a Mark 2 version.   The … Continue reading

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Can our apiary choice make up for poor weather or other problems?

I mused about microclimates the other day.  Luckily I had someone I could ask about how temperatures in my apiary could differ from the sort of temperatures quoted in weather forecasts. Here is his comment/reply:  Yes, weather forecast temperatures are … Continue reading

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Microclimates, weather forecasts temperatures and implications for bees

I am quite numerate. In fact numbers often make more sense to me than words. As all beekeepers know, there are key temperatures in the bees’ world. They need to keep the brood at temperatures of about 35 degrees; they … Continue reading

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