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Varroa mites kills bees! BeeScanning reveals the parasite. Tells beekeeper to treat. Take picture with your phone, let the App analyze.
Varroa mites kills bees! BeeScanning reveals the parasite. Tells beekeeper to treat. Take picture with your phone, let the App analyze.
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BeeTagTool Launching

Posted by Björn Lagerman (Creator)
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New revolutionary tool launching

For the first time beekeepers around the world can collaborate combating Varro destructor thanks to Kickstarter fundings.

BeeScanning with BeeTagTool: is building the largest database of visually tagged photographs of bees. You can help in the following ways: • Upload photographs of your bees • Inspect and visually tag features: varroa mites, deformed wings, or where the queen is. • Or help tag someone elses photos! It is easy, fun and important.

Once we have several thousands of samples of varroa mite infested bees, deformed wings, queen bees, etc, we will train a neural network to learn to identify these features automatically. The result is an app - BeeScanning - that you or anyone else can use to automatically and immediately detect these features among bees, by just taking a photograph with your mobile phone. http://beetool.beescanning.com/

BeeTagTool
BeeTagTool

So to be very clear this is not the app! This is not the neural network software! This is the tool to collect the data for training the software. And this has become possible through the pledges you have made. It is really awesome and a true Kickstart! Thank you all so much. Team/Björn

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    1. Björn Lagerman Creator on

      Hi Tal I tried to answer before. Don't understand where it went! Anyhow! Please use phone since thats what people gott and the quality is satisfying. All my images are with iPhone 6.

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      Tal Reichert on

      I asked this question on a previous update:
      For the purpose of model training, do you prefer for the pictures to be taken using a cellphone camera or using a "proper" higher-quality camera?