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What is the approx weight of a full hive in July, Pine National kit, standard BB x 11 frames, with 2 loaded supers? approx?

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with 40 hives you should have some idea :cheers2:
 

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with 40 hives you should have some idea :cheers2:
I know, I will do by the end of this coming season :) !!!

PS Bloody heavy is all I have at present
 

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is heavy a good thing at this time of year ?
 

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Yes heavy is good it normally means they have good stores of food
 

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I think a full super weighs about 15kgs so I would say around 45-50kgs ish for a full hive.

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I think a full super weighs about 15kgs so I would say around 45-50kgs ish for a full hive.

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Darren.
I suspect maybe slightly over in worst (or best) case, will go with 60Kgs, cheers
 

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Does anyone jot down the tare weights of hives and frames to get a good estimate of the weight of bees, comb and supplies contained?

With poly hives there is likely to be a fixed figure but other designs will have have variance due to materials, varying thicknesses etc.

I guess that there is no harm in having a basis of fact, even if you then guesstimate the final answer as seems the norm. :)
 
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What is the approx weight of a full hive in July, Pine National kit, standard BB x 11 frames, with 2 loaded supers? approx?

thanks

JD
Having spent one afternoon with scales ect I think you are looking at 150lb+ what I dont know is how hevy are 50,000 bees
 

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5k to the lb. ish.

I think 150 is too high as I kow I canna lift that much but I have in my day humped a brood and two sups.

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Perhaps a bit of confusion on my part I was assuming the whole hive stand, roof ect and a miss calculation that 2.4lb = 1kg and it is infact 2.2lb = 1kg so that makes my first calculation at 140lb+ for the complete hive + the bees?

Ok so if we are just talking about the BB and two supers then similar to you Poly Hive I calculate 111lbs + bees

This is calculated on a timber hive and not your nice light poly hives
 

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This probably isn't particularly useful but I've just been up and weighed some of my spare kit.

National - OMF, standard brood, 2 supers (all cedar) and roof (ply/galv) is around the 35lb mark (16kg)

I didn't have any frames to hand.

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thanks all, the assumption was everything in a national setup (omf+BB+2xsup+roof) but not the stand, the reason for this is roof support.

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