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Honey Bee Vibration Monitoring Using the 805M1 Accelerometer

School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS, UK
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Presented at the 5th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, 15–30 November 2018; Available online:
Proceedings 2019, 4(1), 42;
Published: 6 November 2018
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In this work we demonstrate that the 805M1 single axis analogue output accelerometer can be used to monitor honey bee activity and requires only a low-cost microcontroller with an audio shield to log the data. We present accelerometer output signals demonstrating the ability to capture individual honey bee ‘whooping’ signals as well as long-term amplitude monitoring, indicating the brood cycle, using this affordable measurement system.
Keywords: honey bee; vibrations; accelerometer; 805M1; Teensy; whooping signal; brood cycle honey bee; vibrations; accelerometer; 805M1; Teensy; whooping signal; brood cycle
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Bencsik, M.; Newton, M.I. Honey Bee Vibration Monitoring Using the 805M1 Accelerometer. Proceedings 2019, 4, 42.

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