I wanted to share my honey bee counter... It counts bees as they leave and enter the hive.
*****I'll be at the mini-maker Faire in Eugene, Oregon this Saturday (6/16) if anyone is in the area and wants to check it out...
Also, our Portland Bee Keeper group is going to do a group build and sell a few with proceeds going to the Oregon State University Bee Lab... message me and I'll put you on the list....
Its so new I have no real data yet but I'll publish some information as it becomes available. I think I'll just use it from time to time to see the volume of bees entering and leaving. I'm a little concerned the 'gates' may keep the bees from cleaning out the hive... Any thoughts? cheers, -tom
Here is the website were you can review the design and build one yourself!
I'll have to wait to post until I get the administer to allow the links. -tomhttp://www.instructables.com/id/Honey-Bee-Counter/honey bee counter