Funky weight readings

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Mark
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Funky weight readings

I have set up two hives with load cells (correctly this time) using aluminium frames. But the weight seems to track with temperature. As a test, i have a third system on the bench and I'm also seeing strange results under no-load conditions - wild fluctuations in weight. The two live systems are OldBrickFarm-NatHive1 and m2-NatHive. I have looked around on the hivetool.net site and found a few other that kind of follow the same pattern. I know that the bees will tend to go forage when the sun is up and the temps are higher, but a 50 lbs change seems a bit much.

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DavidM
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I put a test hive in my garage with 96 lbs of weight on the scale and it appears to remain stable minor variation. The gaps in data is me turning off the system

I plan on moving the second test unit outside to see what you are observing...

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Mark
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Weight seems off

Hi David, appreciate very much. I do note that you are showing a weight of two lbs with a 96 lb load. I guess it has not been calibrated?

Mark in Willistown, PA
Hivetool and FlowHive

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