B3.1 Integrated Intelligent Sensor Systems for In-Hive Varroa Infestation Control in Digital Bee Keeping
- SMSI 2020
(did not take place because of Covid-19 virus pandemic)
- SMSI 2020 - Sensors and Instrumentation
- B3 Biosensors and Sensors for Biology
- A. König - TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern (Germany)
- 111 - 112
Bees are recognized as an indispensable link in the human food chain and general ecological system. Numerous threats, from pesticides to parasites, endanger bees and frequently lead to hive collapse. The varroa destructor mite is a key threat to bee keeping and the monitoring of hive infestation level is of major concern for effective treatment. Sensors and automation, e.g., as in condition-monitoring and Industry 4.0 with machine learning offer help. Here, integrated in-hive gas sensing system for infestation level estimation and emerging novel in-hive optical approach for varroa counting are presented.