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採蜜時に蜜が漏れてしまう

Leaking honey from my Flow Hive

採蜜中に巣箱内に蜜が漏れてしまうのはよくあることです。蜜が巣箱の底まで漏れ出していたとしても、少量であればミツバチたちが片付けてくれるので通常は問題にはなりません。蜜が漏れる要因として、ミツバチの巣房の蓋の仕方や、採蜜に備えた巣箱の準備が完全でない可能性が考えられます。

蜜漏れが起こるというほとんどの場合その量はごくわずかですが、稀に、大量の蜜漏れが起こる例も報告されています。まずはフレーム1〜2枠分を採蜜してみて、蜜漏れがなく正常作動することを確認しましょう。蜜漏れが発生する場合、まずは以下の手順を実行してください。

• 蜜チューブとそのタブがと正しく蜜逆流ギャップに差し込まれていることを確認しましょう。

 

• 蜜チューブを容器につなげたとき、容器から空気が抜けるようにしてください。容器が密閉されていると、蜜がチューブを逆流し、蜜といの端から巣箱にあふれ出ることがあります。

 

• もし採蜜の最初の段階で蜜が漏れ出すような場合は、採蜜の用意が整っていることを確認しましょう。

• 底板の上部スロットにプラ段スライダーを設置しハチがこぼれた蜜をすべてきれいにできるようにしましょう。

 

 

It's not uncommon for the frames to leak a small amount of honey inside the hive whilst harvesting. This is usually not a problem as the bees will mop up the excess honey even if it reaches the bottom of the hive.

The amount of honey leakage that occurs will depend on the way the bees have capped the cells and also how you set up your hive for harvest.

In most cases the amount of honey that leaks is minimal, however there have been a few reports of more significant leakage. To ensure that there is no risk of flooding the brood below the Flow Super, we recommend only harvesting 1-2 frames at a time for your first harvest to ascertain whether there is any leakage and if so, what steps need to be taken to reduce the impact that this has on your hive.

There are many factors which could contribute to this issue including partially capped frames, inverted capping and incorrect hive setup for harvesting.

Harvesting Setup:

Ensure that the honey tubes are inserted firmly and correctly with the tongue in the honey-leak-back gap, and that the hive is sloped towards the outlet.

If you have connected the honey tube to a container, ensure that air can escape from the container. In your efforts to make it bee-proof don’t make it air-tight otherwise the honey will back up in the tube and overspill the edges of the trough inside the hive.

Placing the Corflute Slider (white plastic slider in the base board) in the upper position will help to make any honey spillage reachable for the bees to reuse.

If you do experience leakage with your initial frame we recommend that you check your remaining frames are all capped and ready to harvest.

Please take a look at this checklist when harvesting honey.

If you do have any concerns after you have worked through the harvesting checklist please contact us here and we will be happy to help.

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