Bee Hive Auction – Alpha Colony Bee Family Adoption

In spring of 2018, through APIS Project, we aimed to bring novelty and palpability for crypto community, offering other ways to bring real value and make it stronger. In our road till today, we’ve met amazing people with whom we succeeded to build a strong community, who was our guide and our advisor in good and bad weather. We want to thank you again for all the efforts that were made to arrive on the Alpha Colony launching ramp, and we are anxious to face the future challenges.

With Bee Hive Auction, we want to enlarge our adopters team, making available in the next 4 weeks, more 15 accounts: 10 Basic Accounts with one Bee Hive per account, 4 Premium Accounts with 10 Bee Hives per account and 1 Business Account with 50 Bee Hives.

Auction Rules

  1. The prices are in fiat, just to have an anchor in fiat, the final payments will be made in crypto currency (Waves or BTC), by the winner of the Auction, at the exchange rate from the last day of Auction, for the pairs: BTC/USD, Waves/USD. If the winner is not eligible to make the payment in 24h, the second place of the Auction will be offered with the account that he was bidding. 
  2. Each account offered is a one time offer. If the account was not bided, at the final of Auction timer, the APIS Token amount offered for adoption process will be retreated from the market.
  3. Each account offered have different Auction Timers: Basic Accounts: 2 accounts in week 1, week 2 and week 3, 4 accounts in week 4; Premium Accounts: 1 account per week; Business Account: 1 account for 4 weeks. 
  4. Auction timer will start at 2 PM (GMT) on 30.11.2018.

 

APIS Team wish you all Happy Holidays!

 

One Time Auction – Alpha Colony adoption

Alpha Colony Locking Adoption Process is approaching to last days of completion, when adopters can lock/adopt a hive in Alpha Colony.

Before closing Alpha Adoption process, at the adopters/potential adopters requests, APIS Team is offering for adoption, through an online AUCTION, the following:

– 1 Business Account (50 hives) – opened for 4 weeks;

– 4 Premium Accounts (10 hives each) – each week we will offer a Premium account (totally 4 weeks);

– 10 Basic Accounts (1 hive each) – each week we will offer 2 Basic accounts, in last week, we will offer 4 Basic accounts (totally 4 weeks).

This will be a great opportunity to be part of our Alpha Adopters community from all over the world.

Colonies Architecture development

The architectural plan of development have common parts and also specific parts for each of 3 starting colonies.

 

The common parts are reflected on multiplying architecture :

– each hive adopted in first year of each colony will have a +1 multiplying factor in years 2 and 3;

– APIS Team is providing the parcels required and the cases needed ;

– the Adopter will cover the costs of a new bee family (prices will be in APIS BeeHive Token).

 

The specific parts are defined by the Fidelity Plan through the Unlocking Plan (specific for each Colony) : Alpha Colony and Beta Colony will have 2 unlocking stages, Gamma Colony will not have any unlocked stage. Each unlock stage will happen at the start of year 2 colony development and  year 3 colony development .

– Alpha Colony : adoption plan cost 30k APIS BeeHive Token, unlocking amount : 10k APIS BeeHive Token / stage.

– Beta Colony : adoption plan cost 20k APIS BeeHive Token, unlocking amount : 5k APIS BeeHive Token / stage.

 

Alpha Colony and Beta Colony representation :

Alpha Colony development architecture for each individual hive (started Oct. 2018):

– in year 1: 1 hive and 30k APIS BeeHive Token locked;

– in year 2: 2 hives and 20k APIS BeeHive Token locked. APIS Team will provide cases and parcels, Adopters will provide bee family (Premium and Business accounts have % of bee families covered by APIS Team). Unlocked 10k APIS BeeHive Token at the start of year 2.

– in year 3: 3 hives and 10k APIS BeeHive Token locked. APIS Team will provide cases + parcels, Adopters will provide Bee family (Premium and Business accounts have % of bee families covered by APIS Team). Unlocked 10k APIS BeeHive Token at the start of year 3.

Beta Colony development architecture for each individual hive (will be start on 2019) :

– in year 1: 1 hive and 20k APIS BeeHive Token locked;

– in year 2: 2 hives and 15k APIS BeeHive Token locked. APIS Team will provide cases and parcels, Adopters will provide bee family (Premium and Business accounts have % of bee families covered by APIS Team). Unlocked 5k APIS Token at the start of year 2.

– in year 3: 3 hives and 10k APIS BeeHive Token locked. APIS Team will provide cases + parcels, Adopters will provide Bee family (Premium and Business accounts have % of bee families covered by APIS Team). Unlocked 5k APIS Token at the start of year 3.

 

Crystallization of honey

Why does honey crystallize?

Crystallization (also known as granulation) is a natural process and this is not affecting the honey or it’s quality, other than color and texture. This process is different depending on the type of honey.

The main reason is the sugar concentration in it like 60-70% sugars/carbohydrates and less than 18-20% is water (rest of percentage 10% other natural sugars, and 2% are minerals, vitamins, pollen and protein). Sugar concentration is more than the water can hold/disolve, which leads to crystallization.

Fructose and glucose are the two principals sugars in honey. Their concentration depends on the honey type, which ranges from 30 – 44% fructose and 25 – 40% glucose. Percentage of each, determines whether it crystallizes rapidly or slowly. Due to it’s lower solubility in water (glucose) has the effect of crystallization (=separation from water), on the other hand fructose is more soluble and will remain fluid.

Some characteristics of crystallization:

  • may appear uniformly or in in layers, depending on the honey type (at the bottom of the jar is more solid, and more liquid on top);
  • preserves flavor and quality of honey;
  • the taste is richer;
  • the color of solid form is more light than in liquid form;
  • the size of crystals are different;
  • the faster the honey crystallizes, the finer the crystals are;
  • temperature, humidity, packaging could delay or hasten crystallization.

Crуѕtаllіzаtіоn can be dеlауed at coоlеr tеmреrаturеѕ (bеlоw 10°С), whеrеаѕ tеmреrаturеѕ frоm 10°С tо 21°С fаvоr thе рrосеѕѕ. The result of delaying can be achieved also at hіghеr tеmреrаturеѕ (21°С – 27°С), but соuld аffесt nеgаtіvеlу the quality of hоnеу (at long-term storage).

Is it normal?

It should be if it’s raw honey. Almost all pure raw honey crystallizes (acacia honey for example crystallization process goes slower).

Due to the lack of information, it is believed that consumers prefer honey that stays liquid for a long period of time and the one that is brilliantly clear and free of any cloudy substance. That’s why the raw honey from the markets is processed and it remains in liquid form for a longer time than normal/natural, as sugar crystals have been dissolved by heating process (pasteurization -> in this process enzymes could be damaged) and any particles and bubbles of air that leads to crystallization are removed.

Honey types and crystallization time

Percentage of glucose and fructose in different honey types, determines whether it crystallizes rapidly or slowly:

  • acacia crystallizes in 1 – 2 years;
  • linden crystallizes in 3 – 4 months;
  • rapeseed crystallizes in 3 – 4 weeks;
  • sunflower crystallizes between 20 days – 2 months.

Source:

http://blog.beeraw.com/real-raw-honey-crystal

https://www.benefits-of-honey.com/crystallization-of-honey.html

https://honeypedia.info/why-does-honey-crystallize

https://healthywithhoney.com/honey-crystallization/

https://honeypedia.info/sunflower-honey

https://www.natureword.com/tag/rapeseed-honey-crystallization/

http://www.honeyassociation.com/about-honey/faqs