Hive Audio signature

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Dennis
Hive Audio signature

Is there any progress on the issue of incorporating a microphone into the sensor array? From a hive management standpoint this is one of the most important sensors, when coupled with FFT for swarm prediction. AdaFruit sells an Electret Microphone Amplifier - MAX4466 with Adjustable Gain -- for $7. http://bit.ly/2kWDcAb

In addition to swarm prediction and various hive health indicators, acoustic signatures have been shown to be uniquely associated with sub-lethal exposures to toxins. This is a promising area for research, assuming it were possible to develop a library of acoustic signatures for various toxic substances. Not only would this enable a beekeeper to determine when their bees had been exposed to a toxin, it would also allow for identification of that toxin. http://bit.ly/2ksSgbG

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Esa
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this is interesting topic, I

this is interesting topic, I have seen several articles talking about audio monitoring hives, and some products developed already for this like Apidictor iPhone app, Arnia hive monitor system.

Also found a MSc thesis work (studying WIFI FR signal impacts on bees) utilising "PLMC15 omnidirectional microphone" with some example python code to monitor hive.
https://www.google.fi/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&u...

Would this be of interest to study and play around with? I would be interested to participate :)

Dennis
Swarm Prediction

From a hive management perspective, I'd love to see us incorporate the ability to anticipate a swarm by a couple weeks. Something along the lines of what these guys are doing: http://www.apivoxauditor.com/

Neal
hivetool and others

Osbeehives sell a peice of hardware for sound too.
They give the software out for free, it's an app to download to phones
with a raspberry pi it could work
I think the sph0645 MEMS mic from adafruit would be a good fit

DavidM
Swarm Sound

I would also like to see this incorporated into the Tool Management...

DLM

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