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miércoles, diciembre 14, 2016

ThermoSolar Hive


Patent Application


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History of Varroa Heat Treatment in Central Europe (1981-2013) 

vía Rusos.
a couple of captchas

I said

"I will wait for the Thermosolar flowhive  ;)"

the answer 1..

Precisely, Juanse, you hit the nail on the head!

Falsely attributing Einstein on bees, stating unequivocally that bees can
no longer survive on their own, consumption of honey by the quart - the
only thing missing is the demonstration of a direct linage to Australia's
first European conscripts.

the answer 2:

Don't worry...I am already using it here!
Yielding 2kg per week!

how that figure come around? you take one frame per week? is it well set, caped?

Yes well capped. I converted a 6 frame polystyrene hive. It has 6f rames brood corner to corner in each frame in the bottom and 4 flow frames in the super. We tap off 1 different flow frame each week.

  No kidding, fantastic !!! I have to try. Do you take the frame out, I mean to your kitchen or barn and then flow it? then back to the hive?

No...just open the panel at the back. Insertthe tube,turn the handle and go and have lunch! When we come back the jar is full!. It is literally amazing. Because the only space for honey storage and ripening is the 4 flow frames. I am trialling aweekly extraction of only 1 frame in rotation. Working very well so far. Because it is hot....35 degrees and hive is in full sun, they do hang out and beard in late afternoon and evening. AND NO VARROA DROP!

Note: Answer2 is from WA, Oz.

Answer 3: from bee-l

I think this has come up before, but here's a link to their study from summer 2015. It took me a couple of reads because of the language. 40-47C (104-117F) seems pretty hot to me. You might want to go back and look at the discussion on this list concerning a study of the effects of temperature spikes during shipping on queen fertility. I would be surprised if the thermosolar therapy didn't cause massive brood mortality and queen infertility. They don't really address those issues in the study and do some further handwaving about the results they got. They relied entirely on mite fall data and took no baseline counts among other things. I'm not convinced. But part of crowdfunding is getting money to do further studies. Interesting though, that all beekeepers in the Czech Republic are required to treat their bees with amitraz every winter.

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