Our first stage of honey worldwide trip has arrived at the final, we thank you for participation at the Photo Contest.
With so many great pictures of different themes, was not so easy to choose the winner.
The first place photo, that wins the contest is:
Below can be seen some of our artists work:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Auction timer will start at 2 PM (GMT) on 30.11.2018.
APIS Team wish you all Happy Holidays!
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.
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.
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.
The time for liquid gold has come. We are delighted to announce first deliveries, sending to the earliest 200 adopters their honey shares (https://apismellifera.io/first-200-physical-hives/). The honey types that were sent, are : linden, colza and Polyfloral : https://apismellifera.io/benefits-of-lind…polyfloral-honey/
In this way, we want to announce an a contest: all adopters that will receive APIS Honey, are invited to post some pictures with APIS honey jar (1 kg ). More info: apis-token-jar-photo-contest/
As main goal of our project, bringing honey in different parts of the world, on your table, was not an easy task, but we’ve succeeded to make it possible this year, with all adopters support, and, we want to show our appreciation again, for their trust and their constant help. Project history in images can be found here: https://apismellifera.io/gallery/
With the support of our community, we’ve succeed to implement this year our first 200 “living miners”, that are generating honey shares. We’ve also implemented the risk management cluster (20% extra hives) with the intention to cover any existent or future risks.
With a total of 710 hives adopted in Pre-Sale/Sale, our Alpha Colony hives are divided in physical ones (that are generating honey shares) and virtual ones (that are generating APIS Token shares).
To understand the frame of actual physical/virtual situation and also the future physical implementation, we will define APIS Token year, considering October 2018 as first month, and September 2019 as last month of first year.
The implementation process for the rest of Alpha colony hives will start, again, in spring of 2019, on the first harvesting season (rape season) and will take several weeks (time preconized to finalize the Alpha colony implementation in June/July), offering the possibility for all adopters to taste their fresh honey.
For the adopters that have chosen to have already implemented hives, we will deliver the honey shares 2 times / year, after the harvesting seasons (after April and August) and will be per types of adopter account (Basic, Premium or Business Adopters).
“How much honey can I expect then in April?”. First 3 months were covered in honey with the actual delivery and, from January, we will update the status during harvesting seasons. In April we will have first harvesting, colza (rapeseed), and will be at least 1 kg/month (if you have premium or business adopter account, we will deliver the half quantity that was harvested, and, also, for business adopters another raw materials as pollen, wax, honey combs or others).
For the virtual hives adopters, the payment of the shares (in APIS Token) will be made quarterly, and the token amount will be calculated taking in consideration the average of APIS Token price for that quarter (in USD) and the average price of honey on the food market (in USD).
Starting from March/April, as soon as new hives/new apiaries will be implemented, we will allocate physical hives for all alpha adopters with virtual hives, allowing to all adopters the possibility to have his honey, and also his physical hives adopted.
From October 2019 (start of second APIS Token year of development) , we will start allocate the second hive for each alpha adopters, also, we will start Beta colony, for the ones that will support our project and will want to adopt hives in the second colony.
Our work at the platform is almost done, and soon our adopters will have access to hives management/warehouse features. To explain some of our ideas, please check : https://apismellifera.io/platform-functionalities/
We invite you to taste APIS Token honey products at our online shop: https://apismellifera.io/apis-shop/ . Each sell will be allocated for our bee families development, to cover them any needs.
To allocate first 200 implanted hives, we was taking in consideration the moment when each adopter choose to adopt bee families. Counting this, below are the first 200 physical hives that were allocated to their early adopters:
To connect the adopters from all over the world, with the local physical hives, we defined a platform application, as an interface, to facilitate the connectivity between all involved parts in the adoption process.
Application concept will be a friendly-user interface, that will connect the physical implanted hives with the ones from the platform, offering a unique experience in the path to become a beekeeper.
The platform offers an overview about honey quantities and available tokens, facilitating direct link between Bee Families, Hives Adopters and APIS Team.
Through multi-devices compatibility, the platform can be accessed from any type of device, offering an administrative panel for your hives. This will provide different statistics about your adopted hives and will give you rights to take decisions about your hives, like: your honey quantity, choosing what to harvest (different other types of raw materials as wax, pollen etc), when to withdraw your honey and other features that will be developed for a better way to care the bees.
Stay tuned for the platform functionalities release.
We are glad to announce the first delivery to our adopters. Linden, rapeseed and polyfloral (from which sunflower is predominant) are the types of honey that we start deliver for our first 200 adopters. Some benefits of these types of honey are described bellow:
Linden, the mystical tree of life, tree of health, justice tree, tree of victory, a symbol of fertility and an object of worship, is known as basswood in America, lime in UK (with no relation to “lime” fruit) and linden in Europe and Asia, all belong to the same genus, tilia.
There are over 350 species of the Tiliaceae family that can be found, especially in the tropical and subtropical regions. In Romania, lime trees are represented by a single genus (Tilia) with three species:
– T. cordata Mill. (the most common),
– T. tomentosa Moench. (the most drought resistant; predominant in Romania), and
– T. platyphyllos Scop. (the most water demanding).
The linden tree contributes to the amelioration of the soil and its shade maintains a wet microclimate which is favorable to natural regenaration.
A perfumed fresh woody honey is obtained from the pollen and the nectar of the linden tree, with some healthy benefits, and is used for:
– common colds, flue, cough, fever, other disorders of the respiratory tract,
– high blood pressure,
– headache (particularly migraine),
– diuretic (increases urine production),
– antispasmodic (reduces smooth muscle spasm along the digestive tract).
Linden honey has about 400 substances and compounds and most distinctive are:
– maltose (gives it a beneficial effect on our digestive system),
– vitamin B,
– minerals (are at exactly the same concentration as in the human blood, which makes them quickly absorbed by the body),
– organic and inorganic acids.
The regular use of linden honey helps to maintain adequate osmotic pressure at the cellular level, normalizes metabolism, has beneficial effects on digestion and hormonal activity.
Rapeseed, rape or even canola (but most of the time this refers to canola oil) is derived from the Latin for turnip (rapa or rapum). There are two species of rape, Brassica napus and B. rapa but the varieties grown here are mainly B. rapa.
The white creamy honey with a smooth texture produced by bees that feed on oilseed rape flowers, has some therapeutic applications like:
– sedative, for relaxing,
– positive effect of honey on hepatitis A patients,
– ulcer healing,
– great for colon and intestinal health,
– kidney diseases and against colesterol,
– eye-related diseases,
– bone development (contains Q3),
– regeneration and improvement of the elasticity of blood vessel walls,
– improving metabolism.
Contains all the necessary microelements and vitamins for a healthy diet like:
– Vitamin E: the abundance of it, is most important when it comes to slowing down skin aging, as a result of rapeseed honey consumption which has a major impact,
– Vitamin A is also present in it, a powerful immunostimulant that’s beneficial for vision, skin and bones.
Rapeseed honey is rich in simple sugars that are necessary for a daily energy input.
Polyfloral honey (sunflower is predominant)
This type of honey is made from the nectar of various types of flowers. The color and flavor vary according to the main nectar source.
Some beneficial effects:
– stimulates appetite,
– facilitates digestion,
– improves the heart and liver functioning,
– increases the hemoglobin percentage in the blood,
– remedy for physical and intellectual fatigue.
Has a complex composition:
– B and C vitamins,
– enzymes (invertase, catalase and amylase),
– organic acids (lactic acid, gluconic acid) and
– various minerals (iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus)
Ѕunflоwеr (the predominant nectar source) hоnеу hаѕ а hеаlіng еffесt wіth rеѕресt tо gаѕtrоіntеѕtіnаl dіѕеаѕеѕ, thе rеѕріrаtоrу ѕуѕtеm, thе kіdnеуѕ, ѕkіn рrоblеmѕ, but іt іѕ uѕеful еѕресіаllу fоr thе hеаrt аnd thе сіrсulаtоrу ѕуѕtеm, аnd іѕ а vаluаblе tооl іn thе рrеvеntіоn аnd fіght аgаіnѕt саrdіоvаѕсulаr dіѕеаѕеѕ.
It’s useful for the rapid healing of wounds, burns, and for the treatment of dermatitis, rhinitis and sinusitis.
Every kind of honey has it’s uniqueness, with their own range of qualities.
It is a perfect substitute for sugar, has no additives, it’s easy on the stomach, and if stored correctly will have an almost indefinite shelf life and easily adapted to cooking processes.