HOBOS HOneyBee Online Studies


Screenshot Chart 12.11.2011 bis 13.2.2012

Red curve: Total weight of the HOBOS-Colony. Blue curve: Air temperature in the vicinity of the hive. Green curve: Air temperature between combs number five and six. HOBOS has much more data to offer, either online or from the data-storage.

See, investigate and learn

HOBOS makes possible nearly every form of investigation: A short visit to the honeybee colony with technical equipment like webcams, sensors, endoscopes and thermovision allows access to the bee colony around the clock. These data, together with data on the weather and vegetation (like measurement of the water demand of the plants) not only are presented live, but can be used offline as well. HOBOS also allows for ambitious long-term projects, which support independent work and inquiry-based learning.

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