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Our research consists of thousands of bee hives spread around the world. The statistics we used to create bee colony development models consist of hundreds of millions of measured data.
The average humidity in the hive during the year is kept at 60%. Too low moisture is harmful to the bee brood, which can dry up in extreme situations. Too much moisture will create mold on the combs and in extreme situations the fermentation of honey. Bees know how to control moisture, and extremely unhealthy moisture levels are related to the design of the hive, especially the use of non-natural artificial materials in the construction of beehives.
The hive temperature rarely exceeds 36 degrees Celsius. If this happens, the bees begin to cool immediately and try to maintain the hive's internal environment at a temperature of 35 degrees Celsius. This temperature is best suited for the development of bee brood. Weak colonies cannot heat the entire hive environment and only heat the bee brood until the colony has grown sufficiently.
From thousands of hives around the world, we measured that the average weight of the hive at the beginning of the season is 25kg and its average increase is up to 50kg in July. If we subtract the weight of bees and bee brood, we get an average honey yield of about 20kg. We have also found that most beekeepers feed colonies only in the month of September while the stock weight is up to 11.5 kg.