What is bioclimatic;
Bioclimatic is when a space regulates the temperature by means of mild energy environment - i.e., solar energy and wind.
An insulated space is bioclimatic;
No! It's other thing the insulation and other bioclimatic. The insulation does not provide thermal energy, only prevent the escape of heat energy from an insulated space to the environment! The bioclimatic contrary offers / removes thermal energy into a space, by exploiting the energy of ambient - i.e. the solar energy and wind.
The concept of bioclimatic hives is new;
No! Employs the beekeeping research from old!
In Greece there have been scientific experiments on the application of bioclimatic at beekeeping;
Yes have done! The years 94-95 and 96 of the AΠΘ with the cooperation of the TEI Piraeus.
What were the main conclusions of these experiments;
These experiments resulted in many scientific conclusions. The most basic of all though was that through bioclimatic we can achieve growth of brood, which can reach 60% in spring and 100% in autumn, always compared with simple wooden hives!
Were performed similar experiments in other countries;
Yes Experiments were carried by three Israelis scientists, in coastal of Israel, the months of January, February and March 2001.
What were the results of these experiments;
The conclusions reached by Israeli scientists are very impressive. Specifically found that the brood bees grow by 59% in energy assisted beehives of the experiment, when the same period fell by 8.4%, common beehives.
Also, the first colonies, gave ± 20,8 kg honey / colony, while those colonies living in shared beehives gave only ± 10.2 kg honey / colony.
Having been so impressive results, why do not done commercial exploitation of those bioclimatic beehives;
There was no commercial exploitation for various reasons. In the case of Greek experiments, the main reason was that they had large volume and heavy and therefore was not at all easy to use. In the case of Israeli experiments, the reason was that the application offered by the scientists was impractical.
This does not happen with the Energy Bioclimatic beehives Promelis;
No! This is not happening! The beehives Promelis while having the same operating principle as the beehives those experiments - that operate them, such as those operated,ie bioclimatic - however have different structure and construction of those!
What does this mean;
This means that the Energy beehives "Promelis" bioclimatic operate all year round, while maintaining the same dimensions, same weight and full compatibility with the standar, known, wooden market hives!
How to achieve this;
Innovation Energy beehives Promelis® lies in the fact that his body sides thicknesses are neither identical each other, but neither stable.(view)
However this idea is very simple! How had not thought someone else before you;
The answer has given many years ago by the late founder of APPLE Steve Jobs: "Simple can be harder than complex". Or in other words "The hard part is to think simply!" Besides, let's not forget how many great inventions based on simple things. Beekeeping has itself give us an example. The discovery of honey extractor was random and based on the simple principle of centrifugal force !!!
By observing the above projects and reading how it works, the Energy beehives in spring, where the south side of a thin thickness, wondering: Does the thermal energy is collected on the day from the sun, the night is lost;
No this is not the case! The south side has a small thickness and indeed some increased heat loss at night. But the north side has excellent insulation, as there are mounted two insulated movable frame this season!
Thus, the additional loss there at night on the south side, was saved from the extra gain is on the north side. Moreover, this side is usually larger thermal losses!
Therefore, all of the thermal energy that attracts the south side, due to the daily sunlight is the gain for beehives!
How is saved this additional heat energy collected by the south side of the spring days;
The additional thermal energy collects the south side of the Energy beehives in spring, does not need to be stored somewhere, because the absorbs straight the hive itself. Ie bees, brood bees and Queen of course!
How good is it for the bees in the spring;
It is not simply good! Is anything too over good! It is excellent! There are dozens of scientific studies that have addressed the importance played by the high temperature in the development of bees colonies in spring! Even this reproductive behavior of Queen influenced by this fact!
Can someone paint with matte dark colors on the south side of a simple wooden hive to collect solar heat in the spring;
Even if the paint so it will not succeed a lot of things because of the relatively large thickness of the side not changing and is constantly 20-21 mm, all seasons. This thickness will not let to enter into the beehives, all of the heat will collect this side from sunlight!
On the other hand, this option would be devastating for the bees in the summer, which will suffer from the heat! Unless changes color in beehives ... every summer!
If someone use vertical insulated panels, Styrofoam, for example, in a simple wooden hive, can this to conduct themselves energy way;
No! In no case can not happen! Whatever you do on a simple wooden or plastic beehives, can not work energy, for all the reasons mentioned above!
In terms of construction, the lateral sides having a variable thickness, as mentioned above, is not sensitive;
No it is not! This could happen if they were made of wood. But the sides are made from marine plywood, high quality (WBP) - like what we make boats. These are combined with the shorter sides of the hive with screws and glued with a special crystalline, moisture resistant glue, external use! Final result of all these is the construction of a compact beehives, with high strength and long life!
Ηowever, how expensive is a beehives Promelis, compared with a simple wooden and a plastic. How long is written off in for the additional costs of these;
The energy beehives Promelis has an average overall yield of over 33% compared to other common wooden and plastic! This means you will recoup the price difference it has with the other beehives .. from the first months of operation!
You've been tested the Beehive Promelis in the practice - What were the results;
Of course tested! The last three years we have shown that the average overall performance is within the limits mentioned above, when working alone and too much more when working with the principles of Holistic Apiculture!