Colony Monitoring Events

Upcoming events

EAS 2017 (, at the University of Delaware, in Newark DE, on July 31, 2017 – August 4, 2017, will have a New Innovations & Technology track on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Besides a session on colony monitoring technology, there will be a session on bee gadgets and one on Varroa tools.

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Previous events

The Second International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring was held in Missoula, Montana, USA, on September 17, 2014.

Topic Areas included Scale Hives, Hive Sensors, Hive Communications (wireless, phone, and satellite), Infrared Imaging of Hives and Bees, Bee and Colony Acoustics, Radiofrequency Identification Tags for Bees and Hives, Bee Tracking and Mapping Using Sound, Video, Harmonic Radar, Radar, or Lidar.

The day-long workshop was held in association with the Annual meeting of the Western Apicultural Society (September 18-19) and the Missoula Honey Festival (September 20).

View the Western Apiculture Society (WAS) 37th Annual Meeting Agenda

Malcolm Sanford documented the workshop in an article for the American Bee Journal. The article is now available here:

January 9, 2013 11:30am
American Honey Producers Association Convention
The Joy of Retirement: Measuring Field-Level Exposures to Clothianidin; Beta-Testing of
Colony Health Scanner. Jerry J. Bromenshenk

Jan 10, 2013  2:45-3:00 pm
American Bee Research Conference
Audible cues to stress in honey bee colonies. Robert A. Seccomb, Colin B. Henderson, Jerry J. Bromenshenk.
Bee Alert Technology Inc; Missoula, MT. Colin B. Henderson

Jan 11:
American Bee Research Conference
Decimeter resolution mapping of honey bee positions using Portable Light Detecting and Ranging (LIDAR).
Colin B. Henderson1, Robert A. Seccomb2, Rachel Dickson3, Jerry Bromenshenk4
1) Missoula College, Missoula, MT; 2) Bee Alert Technology, Inc.; 3) Big Sky High School; 4) Division of Biological Sciences, The University of MT, Missoula, MT.

Jan 11;  2:30 pm
American Honey Producers Association
Wiring Up the Hive: Sensors and Continuous Monitoring
William G. Meikle
Carl Hayden Bee Research Center
Tucson, AZ 85719
EAS 2012
Six colony monitoring researchers/teams from the US and Europe presented their current colony monitoring devices at an afternoon workshop at the Eastern Apicultural Society’s annual conference. The researchers/teams were:


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