A HOME FOR BEES

A HOME FOR BEESThe basis of the hive — a column with tap holes on the front doors on the rear and a slider on the inside of the side walls. On the slider rest seven light plywood cassettes with cellular framework. For inspection and replacement of frames of the cassette may be made removable metal table. Top and bottom of the column access block tick the honeycomb lattice, from the weather hive covers shed roof with ventilation slots.
The walls of the column are collected from panels of thickness 38 mm. This wooden frame made of laths 50X30 mm, foam-filled and sewn from the inside with plywood 4 mm thick and outside hardboard.
 
Fig. 1.General view of the beehive cluster
Fig. 1.General view of the beehive cluster.
 
The tap hole located in front of each cartridge: Central cells have the d 30 mm, slit width of 200 and a height of 10 mm to cope with the gaps between the cassettes. Beneath them strengthened migratory boards. Seven doors, lockable swivel hooks, hung on piano hinges or fortochnyh.
 
 
Slider — holder cassettes are attached to the side walls with screws in increments of 50 mm. are cross-section 20X20X1,5 mm. In the rear edges of the walls made the cuts in which are inserted the hooks and rests removable table, will for screws M5.
 
Column going to the d screws 5X70 mm by 150 mm; inside it is twice coated with hot linseed oil outside paint.
 
R and p. 2. The design of the hive
R and S. 2. The design of the hive:
1 — roof with ventilation slots 2 — the top protovale-Sheva grille, 3 — migratory boards, 4 Central cells, 5 — slot, notches, 6, 8 — slide-out drip tray with lower tick bars, 7 — support stand, 9 removable table, 10 — cell frame 11 a slider, 12 — door, 13 — ring hooks.
 
Between cell frames in the column left a gap of 10 mm. This allows you to push without damaging bees, overflowing with propolis magazine, as well as to isolate any part of the hive horizontal slats or plywood partitions.
 
The fact that the tapes are operatsionka on your slider, allows you to handle any of them, but affecting the other. While in multi (multi-storey) the hive when you change buildings you have to pre-clear all upper floors. In the proposed design to inspect or replace the frame in any cassette fails with minimal burden and effort.
 
In one column can contain from one to four bee colonies or nucleuses, working on a common framework, while having a free magazine families “grow”. In short, practically realized the advantages of Multihull hives and dogma the exact content of the families. Using the retractable tapes allows you to apply limits not only the size 470X230 mm, but 470X300, 470X150 mm (with cassettes).
 
R and p. 3. Cassette
R and S. 3. Cassette:
1, 4 — rail with holes for cell frames, 2 — adapters for the bees 3 — the Central notches, 5 — d hole 6-7 mm, 6 — bottom and side rake, 7 — wire clip, 8— nut.
 
Such a hive is especially convenient for out-apiaries on trailers. It is possible and the creation of double, triple and so on variants with common side walls (for stationary pavilions), which gives a significant saving of building materials.
 
The cassette is a box without a lid and bottom made of plywood with thickness of 4 mm and wooden slats with a cross section 16X16 mm. For walls use plywood with longitudinal outer layers of the wood. First collected frame cassette (preferably spiked), they are glued and nailed first end wall, then the side (nails or 20X1 22X1,5 mm are driven from the plywood with a pitch of 30 mm in the lower and side rails, the top is excluded, as it selects the groove 12X10 mm under the shoulders of the framework).
 
Fig, 4. Removable table
Fig, 4. Removable table:
1 — area with hard neck, 2, 6 — sides, 3 — area with the locking cutout. 4 — guides for the corners, 5 — cut-out for partition, 7 — pallet table.
 
The end walls prozvanivatsya two holes of 6-7 mm d to exit, accidentally caught in a closed volume of bees and drones. In addition, the front wall is done with another hole ø 30 mm hole and glued a tapered adapter for bees. Then installed the wire clip. At its ends, are threaded through the side rails, screwed the nuts
 
After Stripping the cloth blank tapes, double-covered with hot vegetable oil (100 g per cartridge). Plywood, impregnated with oil, almost does not swell from moisture, are covered with propolis and will not stick to the slider. After filling of the cassette framework, it becomes fairly hard.
 
The removable table is assembled from plates of sheet aluminum of 1 mm thickness and polkas of the same material cross-section 30X30X2 mm, connected by the rivets d 3 mm in 50 mm increments.
 
Slanted tray table facilitates the rapid transfer of bees from a serviced cassette in the underlying, which reduces the risk of injury when returning the cassette in place.
 
Fig. 5. Bokova panel column
Fig. 5. Bokova panel of the column (side view):
1 — plywood, 2 — wooden block, 3 — door, 4 — propyl, 5 — skid (area 20X Х20Х1.5 mm). 6 — M5 screws, 7 — Styrofoam.
 
If placed below other family, in vertical guides of the table you can insert a dural plate-baffle, and the bees that left the extended frame, will gather in the resulting box. Use quick table extremely facilitates the work of the beekeeper, eliminates the need for stands and lifts.
 
Simplicity of design, availability of materials for production, the ease and convenience of maintenance, light weight retractable tapes compared to the floors Multihull hives gives you the opportunity to bring to the beekeeping students.
 
G. YAKOVLEV

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