BEE DINING ROOM

BEE DINING ROOMDesigned and manufactured by me bee feeder resembles a school pencil case. The side and rear walls made of planks with cross section mm 60×10 each of them with the 4-mm deviation from the upper edge chose a circular saw, the groove depth of 4 mm the width of the groove was done such that the valve is cut from a glass, entered into it freely. Given its front wall height is 8 mm less than the side and rear.

Treating the abutting edges of the walls of the file and brushing them with glue, assembled housing of the feeder. For greater strength joints reinforced with screws 20×2,5 mm. And inside mounted, departing at 30 mm from the front and rear walls, a well-fitting partitions of Board section 44×10 mm. On the upper edges of the partitions mounted pivotally six wedges-turntables height of 8 mm, which are easily and conveniently control the access of the bees “to the table”.

The total height of the bulkheads to the decks should be no higher than the front wall of the trough to a glass gate valve was free to move along the entire length of the canister from entering the groove of the rear wall. Bottom screws to the housing is firmly screwed a plywood bottom, pre-greased joint with the vertical parts of the surface with glue.

Bees fall into the trough from below, penetrating between the end walls and partition walls, then through open Windows, fans — on the raft-a feeding trough carved out of foam with a thickness of 1,5—2 mm.

To obtain the desired foam plate was used… baby elektrovyzhigatel, however, I have slightly upgraded. The essence of the changes in the transformation of elektrovyzhigatel in a device capable of cutting the foam tiles with the exact maintaining of a predetermined thickness. This required the Board, in which I scored two 30-mm of the nail at a distance of 200 mm from each other, pre-placing under the cap for three pushpin (as goals). Above the buttons between the nails pulled thin nichrome wire. Then, connect the ends with her elektrovyzhigatel, enabled device to the network.

Feeder-container

Feeder-peel:

1 – gate valve (glass, s); 2 — pinwheel (Board, s8-12 PCs); 3 screens (2); 4 — lateral wall (2); 5 — back wall; 6 — float; 7 — screw 20×2,5 (16 PCs); 8 — bottom (5-mm plywood); 9 — front wall; 10 – nail 16×2 (12 PCs); material det. POS. 3 — 5 and 9 — Board, s10
 

A device for cutting the foam, required in the manufacture of Mat that is placed subsequently in a bee feeder

Device for cutting the foam, required in the manufacture of Mat that is placed subsequently in a bee feeder:

1 — the basic instrument for electrolyticaly; 2 — foam, 3 — wire-terorizam; 4 — Board-basis

 

Touching the heated wire, evenly cut plate of a given thickness. Putting on a rubber sheet obtained preform, I began to push the hole-cells that the bees, being on top of the raft, pick through them nutritious syrup, as from microcolumn.

 

The dimensions of the trough here is arbitrary: important the scheme. I have it holds 1.25 l of syrup.

Consider necessary to note: if the syrup from the first test of the trough, without fans, was taken up by bees during the day, then out of the trough with turntables (one each side) — already three.

I. SHEVCHENKO, the village of Staraya Poltavka, Volgograd region

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