The ultimate tool for lazy beekeepers?

So you want to know if there are any bees in your hive?

Too lazy to actually go up to the hive and have a look?

Got money to burn and a long-wave infrared imaging camera lying around?

Scientists are using a noninvasive long-wave infrared (LWIR) imaging method pioneered by researchers at Montana State University (Bozeman, MT) and the University of Montana (Missoula, MT) that uses a radiometrically calibrated camera signal to noninvasively estimate the number of bees within their hives.

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