Wednesday , October 5 2022

Swarmstorm design to benefit beekeepers


Hobby beekeepers could be an alternative product
Remember the burst and maintain bee reproduction rates, thanks
to Massey University's industrial design student work
Liam Brankins.

The 22-year-old has developed a prototype
The backpack, which he called Swarmstorm, uses a suction hose,
similar to household vacuum cleaners, suck and capture
Bees are placed in a carton container before they are delivered
on hives to continue reproduction and honey production
the process.

His design is an exposition graduate
last year's exhibition, design, art, creative media
and music students from the College of Culture, which
Friday at the University of Wellington campus. His studies
which included education on science
Beekeeping convinced her that, although backyard variations
his concept existed, had the potential to continue the product
a design that helps and motivates hobby beekeepers
Remember bee hives.

Hobby beekeepers are commonly used
Glove hands to collect bee boxes from the bush before
handing them hips. Mr Brankin's design should be
let them also perceive the bee hives that appear to be diminishing
available seats.

"Making the Roma recover
more affordable, it improves productivity
Beekeeper, while helping the bees' well-being, "Mr
Says Brankins.

Swarming is biologically designed
bee colonies reproduction with bee females
Queen in the cell in the spring and summer when she is
recognizing the hive is thriving. As soon as the new queen's cell
hatch, the existing queen will leave up to 80 pcs
cent in search of a new home leaving the new one
spatter queen to continue the cycle with the remaining 20
percentage of bee populations.

In the last years
Varroa ticks are endangered by the viability of bee hives
and outbreaks of American Foulbrood disease. the last one
a disease that affects only larvae is present
The youngest Zealand is the longest and most widespread
Extremely contagious, although efforts have been made
control it by law. Varroa mite is more
a recent invader, first identified in New Zealand in 2000
although a dangerous presence has since been shown
industry Although there is not always a problem with a thriving hive,
In autumn and winter, when the bee population declines, they can
overtake the hive and destroy it. Prevalence and ticks
the impact on bee populations can be reduced by isolation
hurricane affected.
That's it
was one of the reasons Mr Brankin chose his bee
Collecting containers from cartons to provide them
were used only once and then burned to prevent possible

"In New Zealand, if there is a hive
is polluted, it burns it within seven days
all the bees inside because of the fear of the cross
pollution. Any equipment used with this hinge should be
to burn them within seven days, "he says.

The prototype design consists of polyethylene imitation plastic
shell, cardboard box and recycled fabric rolls
hose connected to the main box with
accordion-style tube paper. Although it is compatible with
Connect with a battery or power supply on a daily basis
the vacuum cleaner is still being explored, another hobby
Beekeepers have expressed their enthusiasm about their options.

"I think it has a great potential," Wellington
Beekeeper and beekeepers Mark Grenfell

"Its most important aspect is its use
Carton, which is really interesting because it is single-use
and potentially avoid contamination [of bee
hives]. "

Before you start your last year in industrial
The design project, Brankin's little knew about
beekeeping, but wants to try a hobby when he is

"The big thing that I learned is that if you're really
You want to get into the beekeeping that you have to get for it
reasonable and complete
devoted "

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