Indiegogo User Guide

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Our Indiegogo Campaign is alive and raising a lot of buzz. Click here to visit it.

Some supporters and enthusiasts want to buy one of our perks but think that too difficult.

To make that proccess easier we created a User Guide that will led you from the moment you choose your product to the payment. With images.

Download it in here.

We lost our minds. Read the article to know why

Our supporters rock. They really do.

Our giveaway is running like crazy and a lot of people around the world already entered in the contest. We’re sending this email to tell you that:

We lost our minds – we’re offering the shipping costs of the beehive

Yeah, totally free. If you win the Apis Beehive you don’t have to worry about the shipping costs because we will send it to you. But (there’s always a but,…) we’ll have to reach a new goal.

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Currently all the participants reached 18189 entries. To unlock the Free Shipment we have to reach the 20.000 goal.

How can we do it? It’s very easy. Just enter in the giveaway, share it with your friends and answer the question.

 

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Hugely grateful for your support,
The team

* The free shipping is only valid:
– if you accept to receive the beehive at the same time as backers of the indiegogo (Mid January)
– for Europe and USA. For other countries we’ll have to arrange the difference.

Win an Apis Beehive

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Click in the image to enter Giveaway

As we approach the date of our Indiegogo Campaign, September 7th, we want to offer the first Apis Beehive to our supporters.

The giveaway starts at August 19th and will be alive 18 days. To participate all you have to do is sign-up.

As an incentive we are giving you the opportunity to increase your chances of success. After the sign-up in the giveaway share with your friends. The additional number of your friends that sign-up in Apis Giveaaway increase your probabilities.

Note that we are offering a beehive. So to maximize your probabilities you should share it with friends that are beekeepers.

Good luck!

Technical data

Apis Beehive

Hive type – Langstroth

Hive components:

– brood box with 10 frames

– flight board

– metal entrance block

– metal roof (outer cover)

– inner cover

If the beehive is for use with the monitoring system, it may include the temperature probe.

Ganhe uma Colmeia Apis

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Clique na imagem para entrar no Giveaway

À medida que nos aproximamos da nossa campanha do Indiegogo no dia 7 de Setembro queremos oferecer a primeira colmeia Apis aos nossos apoiantes.

O concurso começa dia 19 de Agosto e durará 18 dias. Para participar tudo o que tem de fazer é entrar no concurso e partilhar.

Como incentivo damos a oportunidade de aumentar a probabilidade de ganhar. Depois de entrar no concurso partilhe com os seus amigos. Quantos mais amigos conseguir juntar a partir do seu convite maior a probabilidade de ganhar.

Lembre-se que estamos a oferecer uma colmeia por isso para maximizar a sua probabilidade deverá partilhar com amigos apicultores.

Boa sorte!

Detalhes técnicos

Colmeia Apis

Tipo de colmeia: langstroth

Componentes da colmeia:

– camara de criação com 10 quadros

– tábua de voo – régua metálica na entrada

– tejadilho metálico

– prancheta de agasalho

Caso a colmeia seja para utilizar com o sistema de monitorização, pode incluir-se a sonda de temperatura

Bees and cellphones: not another horror story

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The influence of telecommunications networks on bees is a narrative often visited and is based on unproven facts. Naturally this type of misinformation leds to resistances and doubts. To clarify that, we made this article.

The idea that theses networks have a negative effect on bees got great attention by media due to a small study made in Germany. That study was conducted based on very particular assumptions, such as the type of telecommunication towers used in the network. However, this study led to ideas and wrong conclusions that were leveraged and promoted by media and social networks.

That misinformation led the author of the study himself Stefan Kimmel to publicly declare to Associated Press that there’re no connection between his study and the phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

After that other studies were made about the subject-matter. Daniel Favre in Mobile phone-induced honeybee worker piping argue that there’s a connection between the decrease of bees population, and cellphones. The methodology of Favre’s experience was to place cellphones inside beehives with bees and listen to the sounds issued by the colonies when the cell was on active mode, inactive, ringing, turned off or on standby. He concluded that bees are not affected by the cellphone when it is inactive or in standby mode, but that when cellphone is ringing or active bees are disturbed.

Favre’s experience and his arguments bring more doubts than answers. Inserting one or two cellphones inside a beehive is not undeniable proof that bees suffer with radio frequency. A cellphone is very complex device with a lot of noises that may lead to several effects, due to the radio frequency signals that it receives and sends, the ringing sounds and the vibrations. This inability of Favre’s to be sharp and concise in the causes of the disturbances of bees led to conclude that arguments of the study are limited and in need of further developments.

There’s not a temporal connection between the massification of telecommunication networks and CCD phenomenon, which led us to conclude that the cause is more recent.

Due to this intense and misinformed buzz the United States Department of Agriculture stated (read article) that neither cellphones nor telecommunication towers had shown any connection to CCD, or poor health of bees. The four main suspects for CCD largely responsible for the fast decrease of bees population are climatic changes, diseases and parasites, lack of food and the proliferation of pesticides.

Studies that try to relate the decrease in population of bees and cellphones aren’t taken seriously by the scientific community, because they are pure speculation without real support where the only goal is to mask the real problems.

Credits of the image: Skitter Photo/Stockssnap.io