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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2009-01137
Amount: $350,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
BEE ALERT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1620 RODGERS ST STE 1, Missoula, MT, 59802
DUNS: 140067534
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Seccomb
 CFO - Information Systems Manager
 (406) 541-3160
 rseccomb@beealert.blackfoot.net
Business Contact
 Robert Seccomb
Title: CFO - Information Systems Manager
Phone: (406) 541-3160
Email: rseccomb@beealert.blackfoot.net
Research Institution
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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