Design Desk Inc.
Electric Bee Hive ( " The Bee Barn " )
The following design system is to then allow for a healthier bee population as colony collapse disorder has been observed within the Agricultural sector. The design is a climate controlled bee hive that also then uses the albedo effect to assist in the passive cooling ( light colors exterior surfaces). The exterior surface of the hive is then refrigerated to also control the water condensation that will form when cool air meets humidity...
Bees as workers then also need to be fed within their hive... This design contains a supplementary feeder system for times when the environment cannot produce enough natural food for the bee.
1. Cooling tube ambient air
2. Refrigeration condenser safety plate ( (protects the condenser / also ventilated )
3. Refrigeration " cool " tubes cools the exterior surface of the bee hive
4. condensation cooling tube drains screened exhaust
4. buried drain tube
5. refrigeration evaporator sealed for water dual tube venting to cycle the cold air through
the cooling tubes
6. refrigeration compressor
7. refrigerant storage pressure vessel
8. safety valve vents to the exterior
9. refrigeration valve switching system and electronic control system includes temperature
sensors ( redundant )
10. refrigeration condenser
11. thermostat control switch ( refrigeration system )
12. Feed auger control switch
13. lighting control system and on / off switch
14. blower fan setting switch
( potentiometer )amber UVa UVb translucent plastic hinged lid spring retention
causing a closed position
16. electric heating element contained under the "base plate"
17. Beehive flap with small arches ( sum of 8 ) entry
ports hive entry / exit
18. cold air discharge vent ( to the exterior of the hive
19. bee safety screen
20. bee feeder container lid
21. food tray
22. food auger
23. auger electric motor
24. electric blower fan ( low speed operation )
25. UV lighting ( assist in keeping the hive from bacteria ( intermiten illumination timed cycles )
26. feed container port
27. system malfunction indicator lamp indicates by color lens and lamp that a malfunction
28. feed container hinged lid ( keeps the rain out )
29. blower fan vent weather safe ( keeps the rain out )
30. meter bay exterior lumen sensor ( day light sensor ) assist in systems function taking the
exterior temperature and connects to the internal temperature within the electric bee hive
31. Power system sealed fuel less electric
32. bee hive honey comb slide out frame
34. bee landing porch
35. electrical ground ( systems ground also to control static electricity
36 ."base plate" covers the heating element has extractible ( from the rear of the
hive ) a replaceable protector mat that allows for air flow and excrement extraction
A problem with the number of bees may be also due to over crowding ,...so this bee hive will "be" a bit bigger than the standard sizes in use currently... the comb extraction frames then 36" (L) x by 42" ( H ). The honey comb frames are whether resistant stainless steel ( a thermal heat sink ) and rectangular with a 4" space between the honey comb frames that are then 3" thick. The hive interior then 39" (W) x 44 ( L ) " x 48" ( H ) . The exterior then 48" ( W ) x 52" ( L) x and 60" ( H ).
The weather in storm conditions then also a factor to consider.. these bee hives then will also have a securing system that protects the top of the hive from hail (metal shield )and connected straps that anchor the hive into the earth by attaching to a twist auger that is spun into the ground.
Minute humidity from the cool exterior surface will then pool upon the porch for then fresh water for the bees with low contamination factors. ( port drains on the porch ) .
Due to increased Uv light (Ultra Violet light ), due to the damaged Ozone layer in the atmosphere. The Uv light then causing more radiation in the ultra violet spectrum. To bright for the bee's! The bees may be then being effected by to high a light level causing neurological disorders / neural damage requiring more Ozone to then reduce the Uv light intensity..... ( a possible contributing factor to C.C.D. ( colony collapse disorder). Correction tool at http://www.designdeskinc.com/oceanic-ozone-buoy.html