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« on: March 28, 2011, 12:06:08 PM »

Infrared picture for a pending small cutout.



The black bar at the top of the photo is the bottom of the window frame.
The horizontal lines are the vinyl siding laps.



Bees are located under the left half of the window. Their entrance is located almost directly below the midrib of the window right at ground level.

Thought you all might get a kick out of seeing

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 02:04:16 PM »

darn it! I need one of those sweet toys!!!!  grin

I have a Infrared thermal gun only and did use it this weekend to make sure the bees were in the soffit before I started cutting the roof.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 08:27:53 PM »

Cool.    How much did that set you back if you don't mine me asking?
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 09:14:15 PM »

I use the camera in my work as a commercial roofing contractor to identify roof leak source locations. I bought it used for $3,500. Looks like it will also come in handy for doing cutout estimates. I'll post up more pictures as the season progresses. Winter is still hanging on here.  embarassed

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 12:10:14 PM »

I have a question. Would a person be able to use the infared cam to determine the strength or weakness of hives? I spose one could try, and make their own evaluations. Thought it might work well during poor weather conditions. Sure like the pics that have been posted.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 07:24:21 AM »

I think so, but I don't know for sure I haven't tried that yet. It been very accurate so far in depicting the size of cut out colonies.

I helped another beekeeper do a very large removal last Wednesday and the camera sure made it nice knowing how much equipment to bring and exactly where to cut the kitchen ceiling.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 02:13:18 PM »

Don, have you tried the non-flex head version?  Looking at this one.  grin
http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/Thermal-Imaging/Fluke-TiR1.htm?PID=56192

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 09:22:17 AM »

Don, have you tried the non-flex head version?  Looking at this one.  grin
http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/Thermal-Imaging/Fluke-TiR1.htm?PID=56192

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No Jack, the only one I have used is my work camera that I bought used for finding roof leaks (I'm a commercial roofing contractor). If I didn't own the camera already I wouldn't buy one just for bees, a Stethoscope works just about as good.   

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 11:45:07 AM »

Yeah, I know. I just like cool toys.  grin
I have a stethoscope, Fluke IR thermal gun, and borescope.
A Fluke IR Imager would make it easier to "see" as you noted in your posts.  grin
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