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    Default video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    This video took forever to upload to Facebook so I thought I'd share it here as well. Having fun with my digital microscope that attaches to my computer. Had a few forager bees get chilled while collecting maple pollen today so I brought them inside to look for varroa (yay, found none). Once they unthawed, I fed one some honey and took this video. She still had her saddle bags full of pollen. I had another great video of all the bees together coming out of torpor, but hadn't figured out the software yet so I ended up taping over top of it. (ah well, there is always tomorrow)

    https://www.facebook.com/ruth.s.mere...4937413603048/

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    Couldn't get it to work
    Ask two beekeepers, get three answers

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    Hmm. Setting are public on the post. Can anyone else see it if they are logged into their FB account?

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    It worked for me, and I am not on facebook.

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    That was super cool! Thanks for sharing!

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    Very nice! Can you give us some details about the microscope and software?

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    Quote Originally Posted by RichM View Post
    Very nice! Can you give us some details about the microscope and software?
    Inexpensive one ($20) through ebay that hooks to the PC. It has it's own software, which is very limited but still what I took the video with. Fun to play around with but the stand doesn't have the range that it should to be really useful. Works fine for things that are not crawling around. I originally bought it to check my monarch butterflies for OE spores and just started playing around with it on the bees. Next step is to take the laptop and microscope outside to the hive to see what I can see.

    This is a link to ebay to the one I purchased. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2MP-1000X-8-...AAAOSwP~tW6Jn4

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    Quote Originally Posted by ruthiesbees View Post
    Hmm. Setting are public on the post. Can anyone else see it if they are logged into their FB account?
    I could view them even though I do not have FB account. I just had to decline (not now) option on the invitation to sign up.

    Very nice videos!

    Thanks,
    Frank

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    Fascinating! Thanks for sharing. I hope you don't mind that I shared your video on our club's facebook page.

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    That was awesome!

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    Way cool,thanks for sharing and the link for the microscope.

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    Very Ruth. Thanks for sharing that. My little girl liked it too (15, but she is my little one)
    Zone 5B

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    Default Re: video through my digital microscope of one of my bees feeding on honey

    I got one too with 10 mega pixels. Going to use it for the I.I. queen process.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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