SAMS-system based recommendations/management options
Revision as of 10:25, 25 November 2019 by KristinaG
- Mass nectar flow:
- Explanation: during nectar flow bees collect nectar and pollen to sustain their colony. If a major nectar flow is in bloom, bees are able to collect the nectar in high abundances. The surplus of nectar is converted into honey and stored in the hive.
- Output SAMS-system: increase in weight by a certain percentage (e.g. 10%) compared to the average weight data of the last few days. The percentage value may be country- or operation depending.
- Take a look into the hive
- Check if the honey is ripe (when >70% of the frame is sealed; no brood on the frame): use a refractometer or do a shake test (turn the honey frame horizontally and shake it jerkily -if sphlashes are observable, the honey needs more time)
- extract the honey and leave enough forage to the bees
- protect your product from direct sunlight and store it in a dry surrounding
- If the honey is not ready yet, do nothing and close the hive