Device for Confining Bumblebees, Use of a Laminate Material for Confining Bumblebees and Method for Confining Bumblebees
The invention relates to the field of bumblebee ( Bombus spp.) handling. According to a first aspect the invention relates to a device, for confining bumblebee ( Bombus spp.) workers, such as a nest box. The device comprises a number of barriers (2, 3, 4, 5) forming a number of chambers suitable for confining bumblebee workers. The barriers comprise a laminate comprising a celluloseboard, preferably solid paperboard, covered with a 10-500 µm thick layer of a material comprising a number of polymers. The polymeric material having a tensile strength of at least 25 MPa and an indentation microhardness of at least 80 MPa. Further aspects of the invention relate to the use of the laminate and a method for confining bumblebee ( Bombus spp.) workers.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 03-28-2013
Publication date: 11-12-2014
Applicant: KOPPERT BV, NL
Inventor: HUVERMANN REMCO WALTER, NL ; MUIJT EDWIN, NL ; NÉMETH RICHARD, SK ; SIMA PETER, SK
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