BEES – HIVES – HONEY
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
How the Bluebees Board can help protect our food supplies!
“Prevention is better than cure”
In response to the impending threat to Australian and global bee populations Jean-Pierre F. Mercader (Victorian Beekeeper and Inventor) has devised a new Bluebees Board to replace the traditional plain bottom board which has now been in common use for the past 160 years.
The reason for this invention is due to a shift in patterns relating to parasites and diseases that can affect and quickly decimate honey bee colonies even when hive maintenance is carried out thoroughly and on a regular basis.
The idea behind the invention is to allow honey bees to self manage the maintenance of the hive and, through their grooming and cleaning practices, greatly improve the health of the colony without unnecessary human intervention.
Healthy honey bees colonies not only produce greater yields of honey but are also essential to the health of our agriculture and thereby ensured the quantity and quality of our long term food supplies.
The Bluebees Board
- Assists honey-bees to remove parasites naturally from hive without chemicals.
- Cleaner Brood Boxes Mean Healthier bees.
- Potentially Increase Honey Yield
About the Inventor
Jean-Pierre Mercader has formally studied beekeeping. He is a certified beekeeper and is licensed to commercially sell honey. Having previously researched and written papers on other areas of agriculture he has applied his skills to addressing some of the issues facing the bee keeping industry.