A couple of days ago, as it was going dark, we worked on the hive next to this hive with the Arnia scale. We had to shut the mean bees inside that hive, so that our nucleus supplier could pick them up the next morning and take them away for “taming”. The mean hive threw out hundreds of bees to attack us as we were working and we had to use a lot of smoke. Even then, they didn’t calm much and there were numerous bees in the air. Eventually, we got the job done successfully, sealing the entrance with #8 hardware cloth.
We did not manipulate or inspect the hive on the scale at all, so what is the bump on the weight chart below? It took me quite a while to work it out. If somebody in the US gets it right, I will send them a small sample of our Flow honey if/when we eventually get any (apologies to others, but I don’t want to mess with customs forms). The most specific and accurate answer will win. You have 2 days to think about it before I post the answer!
They are still gaining between 800g and 1kg every day, so hopefully we will get a harvest this year.