Difference between revisions of "Visual Bee Counter"

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#Camera enclosure and mounting,
#Camera enclosure and mounting,
#Video Technology.  Stam and record bideo at the hive entrance.
#Video Technology.  Stream and record video at the hive entrance.
#Create test suite of videos.
#Create test suite of videos.

Revision as of 04:45, 25 December 2013


Design a bee counter using low cost off-the-shelf hardware. Replicate and improve the techniques outlined in Video Monitoring of Honey Bee Colonies at the Hive Entrance, by Campbell, Mummert, and Sukthankar. Optimize the hardware design (camera, enclosure, etc) to simplify the software so that it will run on low power platforms with improved accuracy.


  1. Camera enclosure and mounting,
  2. Video Technology. Stream and record video at the hive entrance.
  3. Create test suite of videos.


Optical and video bee counters.


Initial tests were conducted using these cameras:

  1. Logitech 2500
  2. Logitech C310
  3. Logitech HD920

Need automatic light level control (auto iris). Don't really need auto focus.

Infrared (night time) Operation

Camera Enclosures


  1. adaptive back-ground subtraction using a background model derived from a running average of the most recent 300 video frames.
    1. How to Use Background Subtraction Methods
    2. Background Subtraction
  2. match an elliptical, graduated template at 16 orientations across each background-subtracted video frame.