Detection of preswarming condition of bee colony based on dynamics of microclimate (2008)

Project No.  08.2179

Source of funding: Latvia Council of Science

Project period: 01.01.2008. – 31.12.2008.

Project budget:  5 800 EUR

Project coordinator: Professor Egils Stalidzans (Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia)

Project objective:

To develop the dynamics characteristics of the bee colony microclimate parameters, which are characteristic of the preswarming state of a bee colony.

 

 

Results

Measurement system and Database with measurement and video observations.

Measurements of the effect of environmental parameters (temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation) on the humidity and temperature of the bee hive run on both sides, in a ball and in the middle of five hive faces (except one hive side) with a recording step of 5 minutes. Measurements were performed in August, September and October, 2008.