Wing Morphometry.

Wing Morphometry. 

We used Beemorph ( which gives a simple analysis of Cubital Index and Discoidal Shift and Identify ( (Identifly is an upgrade of DrawWing. )

Adam Tokilski is the world authority of wing morphometry and cites Drawwing as the gold standard. Adam was a great help.

 The wing morphometry turned into a bit of a team effort. For each hive we took 30 young worker bees (this takes some skill) and took a digital microscope photograph of the right forewing of each bee and posted the image on dropbox where they could be accessed by the team.

One of 30 right forewings from a pure Amm Manx sample ( courtesy Harry Owens.)