NHBA has continued its winter colony studies over the 2022-23 Winter by instrumenting
5 colonies with 5 sensors each to answer the question: “How does colony temperature
and relative humidity differ between colonies with a single lower entrance and a top +
bottom entrance?”. The data collection has been completed as of 4/1/23 and the
analysis is underway. The study setup, analysis and learnings will be available at:
One of the exciting outcomes of this project is we put together a Vapor Pressure Deficit table like the ones that farmers use in their greenhouses to help beekeepers interpret winter temp & relative humidity readings for instrumented colonies.