Project Title A Measuring Device for Assessing the Performance of a Bee Colony-Bee Comb Measuring Grid
Project Category Innovation
Abstract A transparent plastic plate (30cm x 20cm) inbuilt with one cm2 grids designed to study growth pattern and structure of bee colonies was developed. Pictures taken with a digital camera of bee comb with the plate placed infront during field sampling, are downloaded and stored into the computer system, thus allowing monitoring of the same colony over any duration of time without destructive sampling and data collection at any convenient time. The light plate overcomes the cumbersome use of the conventional wire grid. It also allows faster recording process as compared to current methods like the tedious task of drawing grids over photographs or the laying of flimsy plastic grid sheet over destructive harvested comb. The range of parameters that can be measured quantitatively provides accurate assessment. The device to be supported by image processing software, in future to facilitate data collection from photograph images in the computer screen will be a useful tool in research and development studies in apiary management for optimum honey production.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2012-05-10


Staff Status
Margaret Chan, Prof. Madya Dr. Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Inventions, Innovation and Designs (IID) 2007 2007-01-24 UiTM Silver Dewan Sri Budiman, UiTM Shah Alam
PECIPTA 2007 2007-08-10 National Participation KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Technology Expo 2008 2008-02-21 National Bronze Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur