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dc.contributor.advisorAlexander H. Slocum.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Jonathan E.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T18:23:28Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T18:23:28Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/103431
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 191-200).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores five beekeeping topics from a mechanical engineering perspective with findings that are relevant for both Indian and American beekeepers. First, hive weight scale mechanisms are quantitatively analyzed, yielding design improvements to improve accuracy. Second, designs of hive entrances are tested to promote traffic flow, assist ventilation, and exclude pests. Third, recommendations for Indian hive roofs and exteriors are given to keep hives cooler. Fourth, methods to bolster Indian hive standardization and manufacturing quality are suggested to promote larger, more productive colonies. Fifth, designs of hive management tools are prototyped to help encourage scientific beekeeping. This thesis concludes with further research topics and actionable improvements for Indian beehives and beekeeping.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jonathan E. Abbott.en_US
dc.format.extent200 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleImproving Indian beehives and beekeepingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc952332592en_US


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