Empty Hive Weights

Part of deciding if your Australian Native Bee Hive is ready to split we need to know how strong the colony is doing. Without having to open the hive we can get a rough idea of the strength by the weight. The total weight will give you a good indication of the size / strength of the colony inside. What we are looking for is 3kgs of nest mass inside. If we know the weight of the empty hive we will be able to understand the size of the nest mass.

For example if your empty hive weights 5 kilograms, what we would want to see is a total weight of 8 kilograms before deciding if it is a good time to split to mother hive.

Below is a list of common Australian native hive designs empty weights.

Honey Super – ABeeC Hives – Australian Native Beehive 25mm – 5 Kg’s Empty

OATH Native Bee Hive Honey Super
5 Kg’s Empty

Two Level – ABeeC Hives – Australian Native Beehive 25mm – 4 Kg’s Empty

OATH Native Bee Hive
4 Kg’s Empty

Mini Honey Super – ABeeC Hives – Australian Native Beehive 25mm – 4 Kg’s Empty

Mini OATH Native Bee Hive Honey Super
4 Kg’s Empty

Mini Two Level – ABeeC Hives – Australian Native Beehive 25mm – 3 Kg’s Empty

Mini OATH Native Bee Hive
3 Kg’s Empty

Honey Frame / Series Supers – ABeeC Hives – Australian Native Beehive 25mm – 4.5 Kg’s Empty

Composite OATH Honey Frame
4.5 Kg’s Empty

OATH Honey Super Hoop Pine 25mm – 5 Kg’s Empty

Stained OATH
5 Kg’s Empty

Two Level OATH Hoop Pine 25mm – 4 Kg’s Empty

Hoop Pine OATH Bee Hive
4 Kg’s Empty

Mini Honey Super OATH Hoop Pine 25mm – 4 Kg’s Empty

4 Kg’s Empty

Mini OATH Two Level Hoop Pine 25mm – 3 Kg’s Empty

3 Kg’s Empty

Cypress Pine OATH Box 50mm – Honey Super – 8 Kg’s Empty

50mm Cypress OATH Australian Native Bee Hive
8 Kg’s Empty

Cypress Pine OATH Box 50mm – Two Level – 6 Kg’s Empty

50mm Cypress OATH Australian Native Bee Hive
6 Kg’s Empty

Tony Goodrich style hive – two level – 4 Kg’s Empty

4 Kg’s Empty

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Looking for the weight of a hive not on this list? Reach out to us via email info@abeec.com.au or Phone 07 3206 0552 to see what information or advice we can provide.

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Capalaba, 4157, Queensland, Australia
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