We launch a new series of videos featuring experts working on the project, in order to provide a clear overview of the project, B-GOOD’s objectives, methodology and progress. In the first video, B-GOOD’s coordinator Prof. Dirk de Graaf gets in front of the camera and talks about the project action plan and expected outputs.
In a collaboration between Wageningen University and Zhejiang University, this instructional video explains the principle of the neonicotinoid lateral flow device (LFD) developed by Zhejiang University.
The video displays several tests with different materials, including tap water, rapeseed flower, pollen and honey and gives clear instructions on how to evaluate the test results.
The LFD is able to detect six out of eight neonicotinoids, it is simple and requires minimal sample preparation, meaning that it is very suitable for on-site neonicotinoid screening.
This exciting short montage captures the trafficking of the bees from the B-GOOD UK mini-apiary at Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham. Originally filmed at 240 frames per second and slowed down to 30 frames per second, the film captures the gradually appearing trace of each bee to visualise the intense traffic.
This beautiful montage from the B-GOOD apiary near Peso da Régua captures the steps and procedures B-GOOD researchers go through when they open a colony on a regular visit.
Featuring Nuno Capela and Sandra Simões from the University of Coimbra, the video shows step by step how to dismantle the beehive, inspect the colony and reassemble the hive. It also highlights the equipment used in an investigation apiary, such as the BEEP scale, temperature sensor, accelerometer etc.
There are 8 mini-apiaries distributed in Europe (UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium and Portugal), with 8 study colonies in each. These colonies are equipped with the BEEP system and will be monitored during three consecutive years (2020-2023).
This is the second video of the B-GOOD rubric that aims to reflect the project’s expected outputs and plan for action.The video features B-GOOD’s experts Coby van Dooremalen (Wageningen University and Research), Martin Bencsik (Nottingham Trent University), Marten Schoonman (BEEP Foundation), and Christopher John Topping (Aarchus University), who discuss the aspects of data collection and honeybee hive monitoring.
A short video that showcases the main achievements of the B-GOOD project in 2020.B-GOOD wishes everyone a prosperous 2021!
This video shows the advantages of the BEEP base as a monitoring tool for beekeepers. The BEEP monitoring system is a technological innovation that aims to help beekeepers in significantly improve beehive monitoring. The BEEP monitoring system includes the BEEP base and the BEEP app and it has been developed within the B-GOOD project by the team from the BEEP Foundation.
This is the third video of the B-GOOD rubric that aims to reflect the project’s expected outputs and plan for action. The video features B-GOOD expert Wim Verbeke (Ghent University), who discusses the aspects of economic analysis of sustainable beekeeping that is performed within B-GOOD.
The video shows the development of lateral flow devices at Wageningen Food Safety Research. You can see the 10 needed steps.
The LFD is a device that allows scientists to test for the presence of different neonicotinoids in various materials (examples in this video are tap water, rapeseed flower, pollen and honey); it is also quite simple and requires minimal sample preparation, making it suitable for on-site neonicotinoid screening.