News and events
18 April 2018
Monitoring honeybee colony status with ultra sensitive accelerometers
Presented By Dr Martin Bencsik (Nottingham Trent University)
- G006 (G block)
About this event
Our aim is to non-invasively obtain information about the physiological status of a honeybee colony. The hive’s individuals are known to communicate with pheromones, but also with vibrational cues. By placing accelerometers in the honeycomb, we can collect vibrational signals that are by-products of specific bee activities, but also other pulses that are intentional communication messages.
We will show early and recent evidence that using accelerometer technology is a promising tool to plug in the world of vibrational pulses transmitted and received by honeybees, and that a plethora of relevant colony indicators can be obtained, when combined with automated pulse extraction using simple machine learning algorithms.