3D Print of the Week

3D print of the week: bee hotel!

This week’s featured prints equip part of a collaborative ecological research endeavor between a Penn Ph.D. student and the Woodlands Cemetery. Beehives are being treated with a fungal spore that may interrupt the life cycle of the parasitic varroa mite, which is a contributing factor in colony collapse disorder. These materials will help supply the hives with water, sugar syrup, and shelter, while the team evaluates the efficacy of the fungal treatment.


Printed in ABS black plastic on the Stratasys uPrint SE Plus and in durable resin on the Form2

Learn more about the Biomedical Library’s 3D printing service which is proud to print complimentary objects and provide 3D design consultations  contributing to innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care at the University of Pennsylvania.

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