AND ROY IS IN THE BAG

AND ROY IN THE BAGEveryone who decided to deal with bees, one has to prepare oneself to much. Including to what happen alone, “remove” ROI. The point is, I know for myself, is not simple. After all, bees are “grafted” (sit down when swarming) often where a person (without appropriate training, equipment) and get something easy. The situation is compounded by the strict time limit due to the impatience of the swarm, ready to “depart in an unknown direction”…

To facilitate the work of the beekeeper (especially newbie or an professional, old age) and is designed I device. Simple and accessible to independent production, it has proven to outperforms expensive roini by the industry.
 
The proposed technical solutions (see Fig.) — lightweight, but strong enough treated with propolis cone (“cone”, rolled out of fibres from old, worn suitcases) not less than 15 l. And all work with this device is reduced to elementary actions for one of two typical situations.
Let’s say that the place of “vaccination” Roy is a tree trunk or thick branch. To temporarily settled here, living ball down on the rod (positioning as close as possible and just above it) a cone with opening down. And… waiting. Know true to the instinct of bees in 20…30 minutes is certainly going in the “bag” with their native smell, and curved in the form of a double spiral and secured inside fiber insert will not give Roy spontaneously fall out of the cone. Then the device together with the contents carefully withdrawn from the crown of the tree, rasstegivat rod and by removing “bags”, “pour” the bees into the prepared container. This is the first option.
 
As for the second, it is used in the case when Roy, having chosen some long branch “grafted” onto the end. Device then use, turning the cone upside down. And a special hook (hung up on a branch next to Roy with the same rod, but turned hollow side up) shake Roy in bottom-filled “sack.”
 
Conical part of the fixture for removing a bee swarm
 
The conical part of the fixture for removing a bee swarm:
 
1 — cone”cone”, 2 — screw 4×60, 3 — head, 4 — terminal core wood, 5 — spiral insert, 6—spacer-cross member wooden (length — depending on the level of the mounting cross-piece, 4-piece), 7 — ring, 8 — rivet or bolt with nut M3 (8 pieces), 9 — rod bracket.

 
The main link (a) and tip (b) duralumin rods
 
The main link (a) and tip (b) duralumin rods:
 
1 — tube, 2 — insert, 3 — pin.

 
Dural hook with a ring for attaching rope
 
Dural hook with a ring for attaching rope.
 
And now a few technology tips for the production of the proposed devices. Material for the “bag” is, as already mentioned, a thin fiber. The workpiece is cut according to a typical scan cone (Fig. not shown). The optimal dimensions of the original sheet — 1100×650 mm. the resulting workpiece is soaked in water and rolled into a cone with a further fixation of the desired shape (e.g., a string) until dry, then place seam is sewn or glued. Base strengthening ring of 1,5…2 mm steel strip width of 15 mm and a length of 1005 mm from previously soldered rod bracket 40x40x2 mm (St3), which executes the hole for the pin M6 vertex link rod.
The inner surface of the cone-“paper bag” cover 2-3 times a 30% alcoholic solution of propolis. Then consolidate the treated with the same solution spiral fibre insert and wooden frame.
 
The latter consists of a vertical rod with a diameter of 16 mm with four 8 mm holes formed at different heights at an angle of 45° to each other. They firmly inserted spacer-crossmember the length of which is equal to the diameter of the casing at the point of installation. The upper end of the vertical rod enters the head (the cork from the champagne) with subsequent screed, carried out by means of a single screw. This combined with the abutting end cross-beams gives the necessary rigidity of the whole structure.
 
Rod is also the team of eight easily docked into a single unit tubular sections: on the bottom top must be mounted alternately. The exception is the vertex link — tip with M6 stud for mounting the cone-“sack.”
 
Hook off a swarm made of aluminum rod (D16T) and has a welded ring for tying nylon rope.
 
S. KALASHNIKOV,
the Chairman of the Society
beekeepers Moscow

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