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Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018

Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018
Calling for participants to this special Swiftlet Farming Seminar to be held in Sandakan, Sabah. You will be given the opportunity to learn and at same time to enter two BHs plus how to prepare MV3 aroma, Seminar will be held at Sandakan Hotel, Sandakan Sabah. For detail please PM 0177551318

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Conversation With A BH Owner !!!



(My worker opening a new entrance hole facing the East) 
This morning May 8th 2014, I was busy writing more articles for my swiftlet farming blog and some one called.

He wanted to arrange for a meeting and share some interesting discoveries that he feels good for the industry.

He also commented about what he saw inside his BH during his last visit (last weekend).

During my first meeting with him (about 3-4 months ago) he complained about the nest distribution being to closed to the entrance hole areas.

I advised him to check on the main entrance hole direction it faced.

"Your bh main entrance hole is facing the West and that is why those birds are not moving deeper into your nesting room.  If you do not open an additional entrance hole to allow the morning light to enter your BH will have difficulties to populate the deeper areas and those lower floors."  I stressed to him.

What he did was to open the additional window facing the East.

As at the weekend he confirmed that his birds are moving deeper inside.

"Pak Harry they are now moving deeper inside.  Your prognosis about the morning light is right." he confirmed my suggestion.

Well this is not the first case that I have proved my point.

If you can try to follow my advise about which direction your entrance hole should be facing.

There are two criteria.

1) The flying path.
    The flying path is usually my first criteria to open my main entrance hole.
    The whole idea to face their flying path (when they return home) is because you can attract their attention        far away before they pass your BH.
    It would be ideal if the flying path is east to west.
    If this is the case you have both criteria into one.
    Yes you are the lucky guy.

2) The morning sun.
     The key thing about the morning sun issue have something to do with how deep those birds will build their      nests.
     Most BHs that have their main entrance hole facing the west will experience this common problem.
     All their nests are just about a few feet away from the main entrance hole roving areas.
     The moment you open a new hole facing the east, they will start moving deeper inside your BH.
     Remember the main reason why they moved deeper is because of the morning light.  They need light to          guide in the early morning out of the BH to search for food.

If your entrance hole now is facing the west you need to ask yourself why and it is possible to open another entrance hole facing the east.

Once you open the new entrance hole you will see some movement of their preferred nest building location.


   

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