Hive analytics for your colony needs, Overwinter colony loss mitigation, Sensor-driven insights
We’re building a non-invasive apiary management product and platform.
We want to develop a sensor-enabled beehive capability for commercial beekeepers that aims to reduce colony losses over the winter season, which can be as high as 32% of the colony’s inhabitants. Overwintering losses have increased in recent years due to widespread colony collapse disorder (CCD), which is caused by various stressors to the bees’ microenvironment within the hive. Our device will operate much like a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) having multi-faceted approaches to monitoring the bees’ and queen's behavior, monitoring physical hive conditions and automating treatment against the common Varroa destructor mite.
Driving apiary quality management
We’ve been building a unique tool to facilitate beehive management.
We offer a sensor-driven data and analytics platform to predict and prevent overwintering losses. Our image processing toolset offers a valuable indicator for the presence of various stressors, including winter starvation conditions, a ventilation profile, gender imbalance in-hive, queen location and logging of hive opening events. Our system is similarly able to log hive acoustics, temperature, humidity, weight and vibrational frequency.
Our team is committed to minimizing the impact of the system on the beehive, using compressed sensing techniques and sparse sampling to avoid impacting the hive's strength further than necessary, and to minimize power utilization. We believe our non-intrusive detection techniques will offer significant value, while allowing the system to rely on solar energy to deliver a sustainable solution.
Sensor-driven documentation generation assists with the burden of record-keeping. Our system is able to detect hive-opening and other placement events, offering further information about hive stressor events during the season. Our system is uniquely able to log events when a hive is opened, or when super or brood boxes are added or removed.
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