Welcome to the interactive tool designed to help you distinguish between bees, wasps, and particularly identify the presence of varroa mites on bees. This tool uses a fine-tuned ResNet RS 350 model, leveraging the bee_dataset available through TensorFlow datasets.
Varroa mites are tiny, parasitic mites that can be detrimental to bee colonies. They attach to bees, weakening them by feeding on their body fluids, and can spread viruses. Detecting these mites early is vital for the health of bee populations, which are crucial pollinators in our ecosystems.
Explore The Dataset and Model: For those interested in the technical details, explore the dataset analysis and model fine-tuning process in the tech_challenge.ipynb on this GitHub page.