The view through the bees’ eyes

Have you ever wondered what is the bees secret weapon? Well, if a bee were a superhero, its sight would be its super power.

There is a fairly large difference between how people and bees see. Humans base their color combinations on red, blue and green, while bees base their colors on ultraviolet light, blue and green. This is why bees can’t see the color red, they see black instead. Also, their ability to see ultraviolet light gives them an advantage when seeking nectar. The bee’s favorite colors, according to scientists, are purple, violet and blue. Bees also have the ability to see color much faster than humans. They don’t have trouble distinguishing one flower in a group from another, as we may have; they see each individual flower.

Regarding to this topic, it is very important to be very careful when choosing to dye bee hives for several reasons. Every decision relating to bees and their home must be made in order to protect them.

The main reason why it is advisable to paint your hive is to protect the material from which it is made. There are a number of factors such as sunlight, rain, temperature fluctuations and many others that can be harmful. Exposing for a long time to these factors can cause rotting wood and implicitly destroying the hive, which means bee loss.

All the interior parts of the hive are best left untreated — no paint, no stain, no polyurethane, and no varnish. Keep the interior (where the bees live) as naturally as possible.

It is also very important how we choose the colors for the hive. For example, if we want to paint the hive in dark colors, such as black or brown, it’s not such a good idea, because during the summer, dark colors attract sunlight, which causes an overheating of the hive, making it uninhabited. On the other hand, in hotter climates, painting hives white or another reflective color keeps the hives cooler during the warm summer months.

In addition, if you choose to adopt more of a hive, their painting will help distinguish them from the others. However, it is advisable to choose a simple and similar design for all hives to be as easy as possible for the bees to recognize them.

It is important to note that all the materials used for the design of hives are very carefully selected because our main purpose is to have the happiest and healthiest bees. Basically, there will be used water based paints. Each hive model and every idea in part will be discussed with our designer to get together the best decision for you as well as for the bees. Each hive will be hand-painted without using an automatic process, so there is the possibility that some ideas can’t be put into practice if they are too complex.

APIS TOKEN – ECONOMY Tokenization at the end of sale

Until now, we succeeded to link more than 750 bee families with adopters all over the world, having the main goal to improve the quality of bee life, ensuring freshness to the global food market through our project.

After one and a half month, total funds collected for APIS Token Project were:

– 36.151 Waves,

– 1,71 BTC,

– 31,42 ETH,

– 118 LTC,

– 3.587 WCT,

– 88 Monero,

– 0,11 DASH and

– 0,03 Zcash.

Our APIS community choose (through voting system) one of the economical directions of the project to be implemented after the sale:

– burn: 57% of unsold tokens (32,823,649 Apis Tokens were burned);

– airdrop: 10% million APIS Token for Apis Token holders (5,758,839).

– this was our decision: 33% will be used to pay if someone doesn’t want to take the honey (19,004,171)

In Sale period, were given 414.300 Apis Tokens as a compensation for the marketing part – Bounty Program.

We want to thank everyone, for the huge support from whole APIS and Waves communities, that bring higher standards in terms of transparency and disclosure for a project focused to demonstrate the real value of the crypto-economical leverages.

Overall, APIS Token is a young and dynamic project, that will open new possibilities to crypto-economical knowledge.

 

Special Thanks to : hawky , Mr Turtle, mentalist, Lenn Art, Terricepo, deepred, tehMoonwalkeR, Roman Inozemtsev and Waves Team.

 

 

APIS Account types

There are different types of APIS accounts.

Here is a short description and sharing for each of them:

# Basic Accountt Premium Account Business Account
Honey Share 1kg/month 50% honey production, one type of honey 50% production share:Honey, wax, pollen, royal jelly, venom etc.
Voting System included included included
Apiculture Course + Diploma paid included included
Hives Visits none 1 / year 2 / year
Platform access limited access Managerial access Managerial access
Bee Growth Rate max 8% / year max 15% / year 25% min / year *
Pastoral Clusters not guaranteed not guaranteed earlier access
Luxury Honey Clusters not guaranteed not guaranteed earlier access
Wax no no yes
Pollen no no yes
Jelly Bee no yes yes
Bee Venom no no yes
Token Physical Emission not guaranteed promotional access earlier access
Raw Materials Tokens (Limited SALE) invitation invitation earlier access
Hives number Architecture +1 / year +1 / year +1 / year
Unlock APIS Tokens 10 k / year (year 2 and 3)–see details below 10 k / year (year 2 and 3)–see details below 10 k / year (year 2 and 3)–see details below

Please see more details below (each one below is also a characteristic of each type of account already explained at the beginning of the article):

 

Voting system – Each 30k APIS Token (each hive) will be carrying 1 Vote (for 10 Hives adopted you will have 10 Votes);

 

Bee Growth Rate – If total growth rate = 42% => 25% – business adopters; 15% premium adopters; 2% basic ones. If rate = 53% => 30% – business; 15% premium; 8% basic accounts;

 

Pastoral Clusters – First pastoral cluster will offer a percent from pastoral hives, to be reserved (more quantity of honey), to each business adopter;

 

Luxury Honey Clusters – Manuka (1 kg > 100USD); Rhododendron Flower honey (Mad Honey – 250g >100 USD);

 

Token Physical Emission – Each physical token that will be emitted will have coverage in honey (specific amount). Each physical token emitted has a related cryptic token blocked forever (with the safety elements that correspond to each token, locked in the blockchain);

 

Raw Materials Tokens (Limited SALE) – after APIS will demonstrate its concept, our team will link more raw materials with crypto -> first step: viper venom – next year will start the pre-feasibility study & land product: lavender (lavender essence – perfumes/cosmetics);

 

Hives number Architecture

– after year 3, each Hive from first adopter phase (that have now 1 hive + 1 hive second year + 1 hive third year) will be the First hive in a new colony with growth rate +1 / year for the next period, year 4 – year 6;

– 1st year APIS will share 1 hive (box) + 1 parcel (2m x 2m) + 1 Bee family. From the 2nd year APIS will share 1 hive (box) + 1 parcel (2m x 2m). The adopter will have the option to exchange APIS token for 1 new bee family.

 

Unlock APIS Tokens

– only in the first 3 years. In the years 4 to 6 the 10k APIS Tokens blocked will be split in 3: 3333/each hive that will be the starter in a new colony -> in year 6: 3333 APIS Token will worth 3 Hives;

– starting from year 4, 10k APIS will remain blocked.

Pollination and pollinators

The transfer of pollen from a male part of a plant (anther) to a female part of a plant (stigma), of the same species, is called pollination. This enables fertilisation and the production of seeds.

 

Pollination is important to plants and to pollinators also. From the flowers that they visit, pollinators receive nectar and/or pollen (sugary nectar provides pollinators with carbohydrates). Pollen offers proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and necessary phytochemicals.

 

Bees are living almost exclusively on nectar and they feed their larvae with pollen and honey (see https://apismellifera.io/2018/05/30/why-choose-honey/ for more details about honey vitamins and minerals).

 

Plants can be self-pollinating (can fertilize itself), or cross-pollinating (needs a pollinator).

More than 80% of the world’s flowering plants needs a pollinator to reproduce.

 

One of the known pollinators, and the most responsible for pollination, are:

– bees (the most efficient ones and one of the most important insect pollinators) – prefer blue or yellow flowers and those that are sweet-smelling;

– butterflies like flowers that are red, yellow, or orange; scent doesn’t matter as they rely more on vision to find nectar;

– hummingbirds – are attracted to red, orange, or yellow flowers; as they do not have a highly developed sense of smell, flower scent doesn’t matter for them;

– moths – are attracted to sweet-scented flowers;

– bats – like flowers that are large and white or pale in color;

– wasps;

– flies;

– beetles – attracted to flowers that are white or green;

– wind – some factors has to be taken in consideration like power of the wind, area, plants and distance;

– water – but only for a very few terrestrial plants.

 

There are different types of pollination:

– open-pollination – insect, bird, wind, humans (can be seen in the picture below how it’s done), or other natural mechanisms – more genetically diverse;

– self-pollinated – the “perfect flower” – both the polen and stigma are present in the same flower, needed for reproduction;

– hybrid – bred from two different types of plant;

– heirloom – most of them come from seed that has been handed down for generations in a particular region or area, hand-selected by gardeners for a special trait.

 

There are also other attempts for pollination, like robot bees pollinators (drones with camera and senors, that can detect the location of the crops), but this is just a brief introduction in the world of bees.

Source:

http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-robot-bees-farming-patent-2018-3

https://www.thespruce.com/open-pollinated-self-pollinated-heirloom-hybrid-2539696

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators

https://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/resources-and-outreach/what-are-pollinators-and-why-do-we-need-them

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollination

http://nas-sites.org/pollinators/about-pollinators/

https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zs7thyc/revision/1

https://www.britannica.com/science/pollination#ref75906

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/life-without-bees-hand-human-pollination-rural-chi/

https://www.gettyimages.com