da ich nebenher ein paar Dinge mit der gewerblichen Patentdatenverarbeitung zu tun habe , interessiert mich ab und zu, was diesbzgl. im Bereich elektronisches Bienenmonitoring so getrieben wird, speziell in Verbindung mit Bienenstocküberwachung, wie wir es ebenfalls tun.
Vor einiger Zeit habe ich deshalb begonnen, relevante Links zusammenzusammeln. Weil das Thema vielleicht auch andere interessiert, will ich diese Dinge nun teilen.
P.S.: Die folgende Liste ist nicht unbedingt chronologisch in der Erscheinung der jeweiligen Patente, sondern eher in der Reihenfolge, wie mir die Dinge auf den Schirm kamen.
An integrated bee monitoring system for monitoring bee colonies in a hive has a central microprocessor, at least two input transducers and at least two output signals. Input transducers include sensors which report the status of the colonies including colony weight, temperature, and relative humidity. A bee counter can also be included in the system to indicate colony activity. A bee counter is disclosed which uses an amplifying, multiplexer hysteresis and debounce circuitry to enable rapid and accurate polling of a single passageway. Information collected can be retrieved by read-out or liquid crystal display. Alternatively, information ca be retrieved by telephone line or wireless communications. The bee monitoring system also can remotely control peripheral devices such as feeders or chemical samplers.
Bromenshenk J.J., Seccomb R.A., Rice S.D., Etter R.T. Honey Bee Monitoring System for Monitoring Bee Colonies in a Hive. 6,910,941. U.S. Patent. 2004 Jun 28;
A method of and system for using sounds produced by bees flying near a beehive entrance enable a beekeeper to assess the operational productivity of the beehive. In a preferred embodiment, the method entails positioning an acoustic pickup device, such as a microphone, at a location to pick up and provide an audio signal representing sounds produced by bees flying around the beehive entrance. The flying bees produce the sounds either while hovering in the vicinity of the beehive or while launching from locations around the beehive entrance to forage for pollen and nectar. The audio signal is analyzed to distinguish the sound of launching flying bees from the sound of ambient background noise.
Brundage T.J. Acoustic sensor for beehive monitoring. 20,100,062,683. U.S. Patent. 2010 Mar 11;
A hardware system for recording honey bee acoustics coupled with software for filtering, summarizing and analyzing acoustic data detects and identifies airborne toxics. Summary data is analyzed using routine statistical procedures to associate sound spectra with acoustic variations produced by specific airborne compounds. Honey bees produce unique acoustics upon exposure to sub-lethal concentrations of various airborne toxicants, as well as to other stressors such as predatory mites. The system profiles acoustic signatures of free-flying honey bee colonies, analyzes the resulting sounds, and identifies compounds based on specific properties of the acoustic recording, providing a solution to the problem of wide-area, atmospheric monitoring.
A device (D) and a method for controlling the activities of a colony of insects, in particular bees (A) or similar, according to which panel means (1) are adapted to be mounted at the inlet of at least one beehive (Ki) in which said bees (A) live and of electromagnetic sensor means (4,5,5′,7) mounted on said panel means (1), are provided in order to detect conditions of the beehive (Ki) and the passage of said bees (A) from and towards the inside of said beehive (Ki).
The patent family member document WO2015132689A1 also references some non-patent literature.
STRYE M ET AL, “MONITORING HONEY-BEES: THE DESIGN OF A COMPUTER-OPERATED BEE COUNTER”, PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECTION EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY,14 DECEMBER 1990, UTRECHT, NL, AMSTERDAM, NL, (19910101), vol. 2, pages 150 - 153, XP000490265