These are simple tests, I put boxes in the sun and recorded the temps.
- The boxes shown aren’t rated “good or bad”
- The charts simply shows the results
- I have a limited amount of boxes to test at the moment, though I will be adding more over time and will update the graphics
Live colony temperature monitoring
Below graph: 25mm thick Hoop Pine, painted pale yellow with large roof, shows data over two months during Summer in Brisbane Australia. This gets a fair bit of daily sun so the roof does a great job of protecting the colony from the suns heat.
Screenshot from Northside Native Bees live colony, I’ve added larger text to make it easier to see. (posted with permission) – Live viewing can be seen here: http://www.northsidenativebees.com.au/dhtlog/