The bee was the source of our inspiration! We used the bee in our logo due to – as we explain below – their great architectural and structural properties. Thanks to perfectionism, methodical and hard work that characterizes them, in order to deliver the perfect “building” – in every sense – to the tenants. A building that provides comfortable living and protection.
So this is also our goal. Our vision and our commitment yet. To conceive, plan and construct buildings as complete as possible, always perfect, placed to carefully selected locations, offering to our customers the best possible living conditions!
Primary concern, the selection of the site! Before beginning any construction, bees investigate thoroughly to find the right space, the ideal “plot” that would accommodate their nest. Usually it is a small hollow space entry, such as the cavity of a tree or a rock cavity, within which the bees will build the honeycombs.
In the “drawing board” already created the perfect architectural design: the hexagonal shape of the cells, which is the most ergonomic method of manufacture of combs. Circular, octagonal or pentagonal cells would leave gaps between them, while triangles and squares would require more wax to make them due to their increased girth. The hexagonal shape provides economy but the wax, make better use of the space and gives stability and strength in the comb (comb keeps every kilo up to 22 kilos of honey).
With land and architectural plans ready, begins – with incredible accuracy – the construction of housing that protects the bees from the threats of enemies and adverse weather conditions. Upon completion of the construction part, as a result of methodical and hard work, the “plastering” starts. Worker bees coat the inside of the cells with an oil coating that collect the pollen, also known as balsam. Sterilizing like this the inside of the cells, preparing it to lay the queen.
Before the delivery of the building to its new residents, worker bees take care of the cleanliness of the hive – paramount for the survival of the bees. Removing anything foreign to the hive (waste material and / or other pathogen) and isolating with propolis whatever they can not remove, which germicidal and fungicidal properties function as a disinfectant for the hive. Note that in an area of less than one cubic meter congregate 40,000 bees and taken care such that the air is kept clean itself is inside and outside the cell.
The completion of the structure includes the establishment of comfortable living conditions for its residents by installing special air conditioners! Bees live comfortably and most active at temperatures between 10th and 38th C. So when the temperature is high, the “air conditioning” starts. Groups attendants placed inside and outside the entrance of the hive move the wings and direct a stream of air from the outside to the inside of the cell and another in reverse direction. Simultaneously another group of attendants carrying water and places it in drops, at various points within the cell. By airing the water evaporates and the temperature drop caused. Otherwise (when the temperatures go down) hear comes the “heating.” Forming the “beeball”, a compact layer which consists of many bees placed densely next to each other. The thickness of this layer varies with temperature variations so that the mass within the other bees to live in conditions pleasant and desirable.