Two-colony hive productivity trials.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $3,300.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $11,460.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Animals: bees


  • Animal Production: housing
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns

    Proposal summary:

    This project will compare the productivity of a vertical partition two-colony hive to a standard Langstroth hive. The farmer will also compare the overwintering survival rates associated with each hive design and keep track of the labor and inputs associated with each. The total profitability of the two different hives will then be compared.

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