Counting Bees on a #RaspberryPi with a Conv Net @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay

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Great project and write-up from Mat Kelcey. Check out the code here on Github.

the first thing i thought when we setup our bee hive was “i wonder how you could count the number of bees coming and going?”

after a little research i discovered it seems noone has a good non intrusive system for doing it yet. it can apparently be useful for all sorts of hive health checking.

the first thing to do was collect some sample data. a raspberry pi, a standard pi camera and a solar panel is a pretty simple thing to get going and at 1 frame every 10 seconds you get 5,000+ images over a day (6am to 9pm).

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