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  • Checklists for Acoustic Sampling using Bee Health Guru

    If you've got more than one or a few hives to scan, you'll want to take along a few things. I've listed these in the following posts - one for Materials, one for Sampling. Don't forget to take along drinking water.
    Last edited by Jerry Bromenshenk; 08-08-2019, 08:45 PM.
    The information provided by the Bee Health Guru is not intended to provide solutions to problems. It is given as a suggestion only. A multiplicity of factors could be impacting the health of your bees. We are not responsible for any health issues of your bees, including death, swarming, colony collapse, or issues arising from treatments as a result of any suggestions provided by the Bee Health Guru smartphone app, the Bee Health Guru team, or any answers posted in the accompanying BeeHealth.Guru online forum.

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    MATERIALS ITEM NEEDED COMMENTS
    Necessary
    Smartphone 1 Android or iPhone
    (version 6 or higher)
    Hive Markers ? Permanent Marker or ID Tags
    Alcohol Wipes 1 Package
    Bee Safety Gear 1 Bee Veil or Jacket
    Phone Power Bank 1-2 USB-Rechargeable
    Recommended
    Notebook 1 Weather-Proof Paper
    Pens/Pencils 2 Weather-Proof Ink
    Screen Wipes 1 Package
    Capacitive Stylus 1-2 Pen/Stylus Combo - Best
    Cell Phone Power Bank 1-2 USB Re-Chargeable
    Small Diameter, External Microphone 1 Rode Smart Lav or Dayton Measurement
    The information provided by the Bee Health Guru is not intended to provide solutions to problems. It is given as a suggestion only. A multiplicity of factors could be impacting the health of your bees. We are not responsible for any health issues of your bees, including death, swarming, colony collapse, or issues arising from treatments as a result of any suggestions provided by the Bee Health Guru smartphone app, the Bee Health Guru team, or any answers posted in the accompanying BeeHealth.Guru online forum.

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    • #3
      Sampling Requirements Checklist:
      PROCEDURES ITEM NEEDED COMMENTS
      Necessary Conditions
      Daytime, Bees Foraging Yes Colony Undisturbed
      Quiet Conditions Yes Do not Talk or Run Engines During Recording
      No Smoke (cigarette, bee smoker, nearby fires) Yes No Smoke before or while Recording
      Gentle Movements Yes Bees should Remain Calm
      Recording Analysis, Inspection Steps
      Launch App Yes Click on Honey Bee Icon
      Insert Microphone deep into Hive Entrance Yes Close to Center of Brood Nest
      Check Recording Level via Green Indicator Bar Yes Adjust Gain, if Possible to Fall inside Ideal Scan Level
      Select 30 or 60 second Scan Yes Tap Small Scan Button
      Start Scan, tap Bull’s eye Yes Phone should Beep and Start Recording
      Conduct Analyses Yes Automatically Starts when Recording Scan is Complete
      Enter Hive ID Yes Your Email Login plus unique Hive Number
      Enter Hive Location or Yes Your Name for Apiary Site, GPS Location is Automatic
      Press Bar Code Icon Yes/No For Hives with Bar Code
      Examine Analysis Report Yes Results are Probability of Each Factor Being Present
      Create Report OR Yes If Scanned Hive is to be Immediately Inspected
      Save Analysis Report Yes For Later Inspection After Scanning Several Colonies
      Fill Out Inspection Report Yes When Scanning is Complete, Fill Out Inspection Report
      Click ? for Information Yes/No ? Provides Ranking Criteria
      Add Notes or Pictures No If Needed
      Save Inspection Report OR Yes Inspection Report is Needed to Tune App for Accuracy
      Check, Completed Report Yes Check this Button when Inspection(s) are complete
      Left Arrow, to Go Home Yes Home Page
      Upload, Click Cloud Button Yes Essential for Tuning App, One Click Upload. Be Sure to use Fast Wireless Connection
      Tools Bottom Home Page Yes/No Bee Icon = www.beehealth.guru
      Buttons to Add Inspection Reports, About App, Data Sharing Choices
      The information provided by the Bee Health Guru is not intended to provide solutions to problems. It is given as a suggestion only. A multiplicity of factors could be impacting the health of your bees. We are not responsible for any health issues of your bees, including death, swarming, colony collapse, or issues arising from treatments as a result of any suggestions provided by the Bee Health Guru smartphone app, the Bee Health Guru team, or any answers posted in the accompanying BeeHealth.Guru online forum.

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