Higher quality of the videos in the beehive

Replacing the infrared lamps in the beehive results in a more uniform illumination and thus sharper images. I want to present two new recordings right here:

Grooming: Here a bee is trying to free itself from something. Again and again she is supported by other bees.

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News on the diffusion lid, September 2017

diffusion lid

Unfortunately, sheep’s wool in the form of insulation mats is usually treated with moth repellents. Please do not use this for the Diffusion lid! It is also best to buy untreated sheep’s wool directly from the shepherd or farm. Hemp insulation wool is also permeable and can be used as an alternative. The insulation properties are, however, slightly worse.

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Water formation by the metabolism of the bees

In our calculations we have only considered the water contained in the honey so far (200ml water per Kg Honey). This is a customary assumption, but that’s only a part of the truth. The water formation caused by the metabolism of the bees is much bigger. Oxidative water is produced during the aerobic metabolism of … Read moreWater formation by the metabolism of the bees

Diffusion lid: Elimination of humidity and mould in beehives

We have designed a lid for conventional beehives that eliminates humidity and mould in beehives. This way we generate a relative humidity of about 50% in the upper part of the beehive. With this drought, most parasites can hardly reproduce. Not even the little hive beetle!

Can chelifers be made to control Varroa mites in beehives?

book scorpion (chelifer cancroides)

We get confronted with a study from New Zealand by Ron van Toor quite often: “Can chelifers be made to control Varroa mites in beehives?” The study is called originally “Ingestion of Varroa destructor by pseudoscorpions in honey bee hives confirmed by PCR analysis“. This study proves two things impressively : 1. Book scorpions migrate … Read moreCan chelifers be made to control Varroa mites in beehives?