SONOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS FOR RAPID DETECTION OF VARROA MITES AND OTHER PATHOLOGIES WITHOUT OPENING THE BEEHIVE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$350,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
83615
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-01137
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1620 RODGERS ST STE 1, Missoula, MT, 59802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
140067534
Principal Investigator:
RobertSeccomb
CFO - Information Systems Manager
(406) 541-3160
rseccomb@beealert.blackfoot.net
Business Contact:
RobertSeccomb
CFO - Information Systems Manager
(406) 541-3160
rseccomb@beealert.blackfoot.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Beekeeping is a billion dollar industry, of which honey production plays only a small part. Most beekeepers make their money with crop pollination, charging up to $120 per hive for this service. Crop growers want healthy, strong colonies. It takes a skilled beekeeper about 10 minutes to inspect a colony; the Colony Health Scanner performs the same function in about 2 minutes, and can be operated by relatively unskilled labor. The bee keeping operation with a Colony Health Scanner will be more efficient, save money, and provide healthier bees.

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