Right in time for World Bee Day, our application engineer Mike helped a wounded bee – even if made of plastic – literally to get back on her feet.
More precisely, he repaired a damaged bee model. With the help of such a model, we can learn a lot about the anatomy of the most important workforce in agriculture. The fact that the bee mortality rate worldwide is a real danger to humans and the environment has been an open secret for years. In order to fully understand the huge importance of this small insect and thus to be able to protect it, we need to be aware of how bees “work“ and why they are so important to our ecosystem.
But now let’s take a look at Mike’s application: It all started with a company for beekeeping equipment, which also distributes those plastic bee models and ships them regularly, getting in touch with us. Unfortunately, during transport parts of the models sometimes break, in particluar the delicate legs and the plug connection between legs and body. So the bee expert asked for a WEICON adhesive he can use for repair works in the future. He also provided us with a broken model for test purposes.