MUST-B. Field data collection for honey bee colony model evaluation
About the project
The aim of this project is to provide real field data from different environments and locations of Europe for validation of the ApisRAM model (OC/EFSA/SCER/2016/03). This model is developed to assist in the evaluation of the risks of pesticides to honeybee colonies in a multistressor environment. It allows to extrapolate the impact that may be shown at the individual bee to colony level.
Data providers, that participated in the project.
About shared data
Total number of data points shared: 206,986
Dew Point in °C
Queen egg rate in the previous 21 days. This rate can be calculated from the amount of total brood dividing by the 21 "incubation" days.
Harvested honey (yield)
Kg of honey that were harvested by the beekeeper. It can help to calculate the beekeepers' profit and the amount of honey left in the colony after harvest (for wintering).
Logged events on various Hive Management tasks.
Weight of all hive materials in kg including frames weight (wood and wax), boxes, base, roof, etc. This information can help to calculate the amount of honey within a colony.
Beehive weight in Kilograms
Inside relative humidity
Inside relative humidity in percentage
Inside temperature in Celsius degrees
Kg of honey/nectar in the whole colony.
Apiary and colonies monitoring.
Outside relative humidity
Outside relative humidity in percentage
Outside temperature in Celsius degrees
Number of adult bees in the whole colony. Data provider should clarify if it includes all bees or just inside (nurse) bees (excluding foragers). Usually, data gathered from several visis
Whether the queen is present and healthy and if queen is not present or if it is a new queen that did not start laying eggs yet.
Rain in liters per square meter
Logged events on various sampling.
Scale Weight Change
Logged events on scale weight changes.
Solar Radiation in wat/m²
Total Brood Cells
Number of brood cells in the whole colony. It includes capped, larva and egg cells.
Total Capped Cells
Number of capped cells in the whole colony.
Total Eggs Cells
Number of egg cells in the whole colony.
Total Larva Cells
Number of larva cells in the whole colony.
Total Pollen Cells
Number of beebread cells in the whole colony.
Total Uncapped Cells
Number of uncapped cells in the whole colony. It includes eggs and larva.
Wind Direction in Degreases
Wind Gust in km/h
Wind Speed in km/h