We present an R script that describes the workflow for analysing honey bee (Apis mellifera) wing shape. It is based on a large dataset of wing images and landmark coordinates available at Zenodo: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7244070. The dataset can be used as a reference for the identification of unknown samples. As unknown samples, we used data from Nawrocka et al. (2018), available at Zenodo: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7567336. Among others, the script can be used to identify the geographic origin of unknown samples and therefore assist in the monitoring and conservation of honey bee biodiversity in Europe.
Created: 25th Jan 2023 at 07:16