Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Sonic Digitizer as an Alternative Method to Assess Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colony Dynamics.
Author Bromenshenk, J. J. ; Lockwood-Ogan, N. ;
CORP Author Montana Univ., Missoula. Div. of Biological Sciences.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-R-814456-01-0; EPA/600/J-94/512;
Stock Number PB95-148748
Additional Subjects Population dynamics ; Digitizers ; Acoustic measurements ; Insects ; Animal behavior ; Hymenoptera ; Reprints ; Honey bees ; Apis mellifeta
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-148748 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/06/1995
Collation 6p
Areas of comb can be used to assess qualities of honey bee, Apis mellifeta L., colony dynamics such as brood rearing, hoarding behavior, and food stores. Visual estimates, grid overlays, photography, and combination of these methods have been used to approximate measurements of comb areas. The development of portable computers with graphics and large data storage capabilities, along with the advent of the sonic digitizer, enables researchers to perform these measurements in the field. Scientific data manipulation software provides basis statistics and data transformations. The information can be stored in both graphic and numeric form. Digitizing data in the field improves accuracy and precision and reduces overall time spent in compiling and assessing data.