I'm looking at possibly trying to put a camera into my hive for some experimental purposes. Among other issues I see with this idea, I also see an issue where can infrared light be seen by bees? If not, if I used a bright red light to light up the hive would that light itself be detected by the bees?
Any one have experience with installing a camera in a bee hive? I'm worried they'll cover it in wax and propolis.