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California Honey Bee Sampling 2010 Gigapan #21 by Dennis vanEngelsdorp

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Dennis vanEngelsdorp Dennis vanEngelsdorp
Explore score
0.58 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 27, 2010
Date taken
Nov 17, 2010

"Lord let the mountains be my home"...lyrics from a Phil Lesh song that ran through my head as we worked the last apiary of the trip.

We sampled bee bread (essentially stored pollen) out of several of the colonies in this apiary because the beekeeper was concerned that his bees may have been exposed to pesticides at the site of his last apiary. We saw two main types of stored pollen: yellow and orangish-red.

We had seen orangish-red pollen coming in at other apiaries on this trip so we assumed that the yellow pollen was most likely to contain the pesticide if in fact there were any present. The yellow bee bread was the older stuff most likely stored while the bees were at the previous location. Both samples of yellow and orangish-red bee bread were taken and delivered to Maryann Frazier in Pennsylvania (Penn State University) that next day for pesticide analysis.

Mike Andree

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1241 (Windows)
Panorama size: 575 megapixels (111304 x 5168 pixels)
Input images: 192 (64 columns by 3 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 16.7 degrees high (top=8.9, bottom=-7.9)
Vignette correction off
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-11-17 19:29:19 - 2010-11-17 20:55:29
Aperture: f/4 - f/8
Exposure time: 0.01 - 0.125
ISO: 80 - 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 100.2 mm - 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic, Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic, Manual
Horizontal overlap: 58.1 to 64.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 72.5 to 73.3 percent
Computer stats: 3509.84 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 31:54 (10.0 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 5:47, Projection: 3:19, Blending: 22:49
(Preview finished in 18:10)

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