Machine learning to keep bee hives healthy
Currently, Varroa mite infestations are tracked by counting the number of mite bodies found on a board placed underneath the hive. However, this is time-consuming and often inaccurate, because the mites are tiny and other debris also lands on the boards.
View a video demonstrating the current process and the new algorithm here.
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.
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