A new cooling technique for stingless bees hive

Luqman, Abdul Halim and Mohamad Firdaus, Basrawi and Azizuddin, Abd Aziz and Zulkifli, Mustafa and Oumer, A. N. and Ahmad Syazwan, Ramli (2017) A new cooling technique for stingless bees hive. In: MATEC Web of Conferences: UTP-UMP Symposium on Energy Systems 2017 (SES 2017), 26-27 September 2017 , Perak, Malaysia. pp. 1-6., 131 (03013). ISSN 2261236X

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Stingless bees are a type of insect that are very sensitive to the changes of their surroundings, especially to severe heat wave. A report stated that at temperature as high as 38 °C can cause death of bees especially to the pupae. Therefore, the objective of this research is to evaluate a new method in regulating the temperature in the hive. Greenroof, a type of roof which contains green vegetation and soil, was used as the cooling method in this study. Two units of MUSTAFA-hives were exposed under sunlight, one is without temperature control and another one was fitted greenroof. The temperatures inside each hive was measured at two points and was compared with the hive without temperature control. It was found that, for the hive integrated with greenroof, the average hive temperature was about 3°C and 6°C lower in the honey cassette and brood-cells compartment, respectively. Therefore, it can be concluded that the implementation of greenroof could solve the problem of stingless bee hive overheating, and the greenroof has an impressive cooling performance besides being an economic and simple solution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooling methods; Green roof; Heat waves
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamad Firdaus Basrawi
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 03:52
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 01:53
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/18439
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