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slturner55555
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Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: Hive Tracks Reply with quote

Hi. Some of you may have heard of Hive Tracks (http://hivetracks.com/) an web software that keeps track of your hive information. I have found it helpful as a new beek to keep track of what I saw during inspections, feedings, treatments, etc.

They are going to add support for TBH. They have asked for suggestions. (they have Langstroth hives) so I would like to ask the group for help. What do you record about your hives in your records? Thanks in advance.
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AugustC
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Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already use hivetracks and it is pretty good for logging certain aspects of inspections the main issue is the hive support. There is a component part allowing you to add equipment included on the hive but obviously all of these are conventional hive only so components for top bar hive need collecting. I am sure others have more comprehensive suggestions but a start could be:

Top bar hive:
Type: Kenyan, Tanzanian, Other
Capacity: In bars
Entrance type: periscope, basic-top, basic-middle, basic-bottom.
Roof type: flat, pitched
Floor: Mesh, EcoDeep, Solid.

Also the ability to house more than one colony in the same hive maybe useful.
I am sure some similar support for Warre hives would be appreciated too.
This would also need to capture whether boxes were nadired or supered.
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slturner55555
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This would also need to capture whether boxes were nadired or supered.


Hi. As a new beek I still have a lot to learn in terminology. I believe supered would be adding honey super to a TBH. But what does nadired mean?

Thanks for your help.
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catchercradle
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nadired, is putting a box underneath the other boxes. In the Warré hive the way Emil Warré described it's management, as soon as the bees build comb sufficiently far down, another box is added underneath. While He only described using nadiring, many using this type of hive now use both depending on the age of colony, conditions etc.
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AugustC
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what he said Smile
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slturner55555
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestions. I just e-mailed Hive tracks with the suggestions on TBH. I also mentioned Warre hive should be considered. I also keep mentioning that there needs to be a choice of no treatment.

If anyone things of additional suggest, please let me know. Or if you have Hive Tracks there is a button at the bottom of the page for question/suggestion. You can send your suggestions straight to them.

Thanks again.
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Invision
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Location: Poulsbo, Washington USA zone 8b

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just be ready to pay, They are going to want $5 a month for the use of hive tracks for TBHs... little steep for such a small thing...
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msscha
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started a free account, even though I have even received my first package yet! Not sure if I'll need management software for just one or two hives, but I really enjoyed the map function. I had the sense of how far the bees might forage, but I was pleasantly surprised too see that within two miles, there were 4-5 nurseries/garden centers and a small state park. Cool!
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Bugscouter
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll be glad you've taken notes now when you start making splits, etc.
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