Wissenschaftliche Forschungsarbeiten im Bereich der Bienenkunde und Datenimkerei

Einleitung

Ab und an kommen uns wissenschaftliche Arbeiten und entsprechende Publikationen unter, die wir hier sammeln. Grob es ums Thema Datenimkerei++.

Disclaimer

Keine Ahnung, ob wir das schon anderswo haben. Ich bin mir sicher, wir haben das auch schon anderswo, vielleicht nur nicht auf einem Blick.

Einfach derweil nur mal als Dump zur Weiterverarbeitung, was bei mir nach dem Anlegen von Patentanmeldungen im Bereich Bienenmonitoring noch übrig geblieben ist.

Honey Bee Colonies Remote Monitoring System


Do social hornets and honeybees exploit ultrasonic acoustic resonance in constructing their brood combs and honeycombs?

Abstract

Social hornets and honeybees manage to construct combs, for raising their breed and/or storing honey, with a very precise lateral honeycomb symmetry. This is even more amazing in the case of social hornets than in the case of honeybees, since the social hornets usually live in underground caverns, where no light penetrates. Therefore all this construction is carried out in total darkness. We argue that ultrasonic acoustic resonance is exploited by the constructing hornets and bees in order to achieve the highly accurate symmetric structure of their combs.

Ultrasonic resonance used for constructing combs?

Web Monitoring of Bee Health for Researchers and Beekeepers Based on the Internet of Things

Abstract

The Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) also entitled ‘Colony Loss’ has a significant impact on the biodiversity, on the pollination of crops and on the profitability. The Internet of Things associated with cloud computing offers possibilities to collect and treat a wide range of data to monitor and follow the health status of the colon. The surveillance of the animals’ pollination by collecting data at large scale is an important issue in order to ensure their survival and pollination, which is mandatory for food production. Moreover, new network technologies like Low Power Wide Area (LPWAN) or 3GPP protocols and the appearance on the market easily programmable nodes allow to create, at low-cost, sensors and effectors for the Internet of Things.

In this paper, we propose a technical solution easily replicable, based on accurate and affordable sensors and a cloud architecture to monitor and follow bees’ behavior. This solution provides a platform for researchers to better understand and measure the impacts factors which lead to the mass extinction of bees. The suggested model is also a digital and useful tool for beekeepers to better follow up with their beehives. It helps regularly inspect their hives to check the health of the colony. The massive collection of data opens new research for a better understanding of factors that influence the life of bees.

Introduction

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Moreover, the large availability of a large range of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) or 3GPP protocols and the appearance on the market of cheap and easily programmable nodes such as Pycom microcontrollers allow today to achieve, at low-cost, sensors and effectors for the Internet of Things.
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Resources

The temperature increase at one position in the colony can predict honey bee swarming (Apis cerana)

Abstract

Todo.

Paper

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00218839.2019.1632149?journalCode=tjar20

Methodology Article: SAMS-International Partnership on Innovation in Smart Apiculture Management Services

Abstract

Todo.

Paper

http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/pdf/10.11648.j.ijast.20190302.11.pdf

Mushroom body extrinsic neurons in walking bumblebees correlate with behavioral states but not with spatial parameters during exploratory behavior

Biblio

Jin H, Paffhausen B, Duer A and Menzel R (2020)
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, section Learning and Memory, 20 Oct 2020

Abstract

Central place foraging insects like honeybees and bumblebees learn to navigate efficiently between nest and feeding site. Essential components of this behavior can be moved to the laboratory. A major component of navigational learning is the active exploration of the test arena.

These conditions have been used here to search for neural correlates of exploratory walking in the central arena (ground), and thigmotactic walking in the periphery (slope). We chose mushroom body extrinsic neurons (MBENs) because of their learning-related plasticity and their multi-modal sensitivities that may code relevant parameters in a brain state-dependent way.

Our aim was to test whether MBENs code space-related components or are more involved in state-dependent processes characterizing exploration and thigmotaxis. MBENs did not respond selectively to body directions or locations. Their spiking activity differently correlated with walking speed depending on the animals’ locations: on the ground, reflecting exploration, or on the slope, reflecting thigmotaxis. This effect depended on walking speed in different ways for different animals.

We then asked whether these effects depended on spatial parameters or on the two states, exploration and thigmotaxis. Significant epochs of stable changes in spiking did not correlate with restricted locations in the arena, body direction, or walking transitions between ground and slope. We thus conclude that the walking speed dependencies are caused by the two states, exploration and thigmotaxis, rather than by spatial parameters.

Paper

Neue Publikation • AG Menzel • Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie

Epilogue

Congratulations, @BenB and Aron Dür.

Detrimental effects of clothianidin on foraging and dance communication in honey bees

Biblio

Tison L, Dür A, Pucikova V, Greggers U and Menzel R (2020)
PLOSone15(10): e0241134

Abstract

Ongoing losses of pollinators are of significant international concern because of the essential role they have in our ecosystem, agriculture, and economy. Both chemical and non-chemical stressors have been implicated as possible contributors to their decline, but the increasing use of neonicotinoid insecticides has recently emerged as particularly concerning.

In this study, honey bees were exposed orally to sublethal doses of the neonicotinoid clothianidin in the field in order to assess its effects on the foraging behavior, homing success, and dance communication. The foraging span and foraging activity at the contaminated feeder decreased significantly due to chronic exposure at field-realistic concentrations.

Electrostatic field of dancing bees was measured and it was revealed that the number of waggle runs, the fanning time and the number of stop signals were significantly lower in the exposed colony. No difference was found in the homing success and the flight duration between control and treated bees released at a novel location within the explored area.

However, a negative effect of the ambient temperature, and an influence of the location of the trained feeder was found. Finally, the residues of clothianidin accumulated in the abdomens of exposed foraging bees over time. These results show the adverse effects of a chronic exposure to sublethal doses of clothianidin on foraging and dance communication in honey bees.

Paper

Neue Publikation • AG Menzel • Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie

Epilogue

Congratulations, Aron Dür and Uwe Greggers.