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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Gritty Walmart

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Gain of about 2 oz on the beehive scale. It was colder and they flew less but I was expecting a pound. 89 lb 6 oz. Yesterdays should have said 89 1/4 lb. Not making much honey at this rate. The weight they bring in includes pollen. Some of the disparity in weight gain and flight activity is probably due to them drying all the nectar they brought in yesterday. More wet nectar means more weight loss as it gets turned into honey. If they bring in 3 lb probably its 1 lb water that needs to be evaporated 1 lb future honey (the part of the nectar that wont evaporate) and 1 lb pollen which will get eaten by the bees eventually or as soon as the weather is too poor for flying & flowers.

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