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Michael Misbih and Thomas Holm Nielsen have taught their computer to count the number of bees with mites. And the computer can do this quickly and accurately, without hurting as much as an antennae on the bees. (Photo: Jesper Bruun)

2018.07.05 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering students count parasitic mites in an instant

Parasitic mites are one of the main reasons why the death rate for honey bees in Denmark is increasing. Now, two engineering students have developed a system that makes it possible to map the extent of the problem, and at the same time reduce pesticide consumption.