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Box & Material Testing – Temperature – 2021

Box Temperature Comparison – 15 November 2021

Box temperature comparison between an empty box and a live colony. These two boxes are beside each other in full sun from 7am to 2pm. Boxes are 25mm thick Hoop Pine standard boxes with a wood roof painted white. The ambient sensor is in a patio area so didn’t get as cold as the empty box out in the yard.


Material Surface Temp Tests – Full Sun

Below Chart: Top and underside surface temps of a variety of materials with a thermo gun.


Interpreting data

There’s possibly an endless amount of variables I haven’t covered on this page, so you have to accept it as simple data from basic tests and consider any variables that you can think of. The results are the results and peoples biases or experiences may change the interpretation of the results.

  • More tests will be done with more boxes and different locations over longer periods.
  • These tests are self funded with limited resources
  • The tests above are examples only. It’s always important to place a good roof on your hive box!

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