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Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

If Teaser Tuesday was a test this week, all participants = A+!

Infrared Image

Visible Light Image

Answer: The infrared image is of bee hives! To give more background, this picture was taken at an apiary in the California Central Valley near Modesto, with a Fluke Ti55FT-20 thermal imager.  The bee keeper uses the infrared camera to monitor hive activity without having to make contact with the hive–therefore, the active hives are easily identified by the warmer areas in the image.

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1 comment to Teaser Infrared Image – The Answer

  • Bees are thermal critters! Nearly every thing they do is temperature dependent. For a great read try Heinrich’s Bumblebee Economics which describes the energy investment/return of pollinators. Also, his Thermal Warriors describes the thermal characteristics of many other insects. The new Ti32, with its amazing sensitivity and resolution AND a telephoto lens, is the perfect combination to study bees too!