The Preparation of Flowerpots for Egg Transplanting
The two types of plant pot have identifying marks
underneath... In the case of the Sankey version the text reads 3"
76 mm, Richard Sankey & sons Ltd Bulwell Nottingham Made in
The Ward type is identified with the words... Ward, Darlaston, 3"-7.5 cm, Bilston 41991, Wednesbury West Midlands.
The rims are cut from the pots with a sharp craft knife. (I use a wooden block shaped to fit the inside profile as the plastic rims are quite fragile once they are separated from the pot.)
|Worker comb can be cut using a "cookie cutter" (I made one 73 mm in diameter from an empty fruit can). The resulting roundals of comb can be shaped and fixed using a modified soldering iron. This fixing can be made more secure by "painting" melted beeswax on the inside of the rim.|
|The drone/worker version is drawn from special foundation that is attached to the step in the rim (early trials so far have used drone foundation fixed from the large diameter side with a smaller disk of worker foundation fitted into the smaller recess).|
Originated... August 2000, Revised... March 2002, Revised... 25 June 2003,