Inside an active hive, a thermodynamic effect takes place 24 hours a day. As an entity, the colony and its offspring, will grow, raise, feed, consume and of course breath. This cycle produces gallons of water as vapor throughout the year, but where does all this vapor-water go?
Typically, most of the hives today are equipped with solid bottom boards and inner covers that actually seal and confine the colony in a dark, damp and air-stagnated place. Bees are facing many threats concerning their health and hygiene, especially during the cold season.
The colony, can modify the hive's micro-climate at will in order to maintain a stable temperature especially during brood development.
That's why, bees in woodenware spend most of the time during hot days fanning and carrying water in order to prevent the disastrous melting of their wax foundation.
Technosetbee brings a natural approach for a passive, self-regulated, air-flow system controlled entirely by the bees!
In our hives, bees have the opportunity to enjoy, from maximum air-flow during spring/summer (while curing honey) up to zero air-flow (autumn/winter) minimizing heat loss.
They know when to open or close the top feeder's air vents with propolis in order to achieve the optimum conditions.
Meanwhile, the ventilated bottom board continuously provides fresh air, protecting the colony from any vapor condensation inside.
Bees can survive even under extreme cold, very difficult under moisture!
Our top inner feeders incorporate side and top air vents along both syrup access areas. We let the bees decide when and how much will open or close (build with propolis) the special vents in order to regulate internally their thermodynamics.
Before winter arrives, a typical healthy colony will close all vents on the top feeder so the valuable warm air, will not escape from the top of the hive giving the opportunity to the developed cluster to overwinter in the best possible micro-climate thus consuming significantly less honey (energy) from their stores.