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Bee colony strength and temperature data

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Auditing to assess strength of European honey bee (Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758) colonies is critical for apiarists to manage colony health, and to meet conditions for pollination contracts. Colony strength assessments typically use either frame-by-frame inspection or a frame-top cluster-count method typically used during almond pollination servicing in Australia. These methods are invasive (with a risk of colony thermal disruption), visual, and subjective.

We investigated the potential use of temperature sensors to improve auditing data. Custom-built temperature sensor arrays were used to measure hive temperature through time and horizontal space within hives in an experimental apiary in Queensland, Australia. Temperature data were compared against colony strength determined by cluster count audit (Number of Frames, NOF).

This data set contains the raw temperature data and the bee colony strength data.

Access rights

The owner of this data provides free and open access to this data set. If this data set is to be used for publication, please contact the owner prior to submission or publication.

Geographical area of data collection

kmlPolyCoords
152.878733,-27.387322 152.876673,-27.387360 152.874420,-27.387531 152.874463,-27.389608 152.877090,-27.389970 152.878733,-27.387322

Research areas

Colony
Apis mellifera
Bee
Agricultural biotechnology
Audit
Ecology
Hive
Microbiology
Honeybee
Strength
Temperature

Cite this collection

Cook, Daniel; Hauxwell, Caroline; Blackler, Alethea; (2021): Bee colony strength and temperature data. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1638497851797

Data file types

Microsoft Excel files (.xlsx)

Licence


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Copyright

© Queensland University of Technology, 2021.

Dates of data collection

From 2021-05-10 to 2021-05-28

Connections

Has association with
Caroline Hauxwell  (Researcher)
Thea Blackler  (Researcher)

Contacts

Name: Daniel Cook

Other

Date record created:
2021-12-01T10:24:26
Date record modified:
2021-12-07T09:34:18
Record status:
Published - Open Access