How smart tech could help save the world’s honey bees

How smart tech could help save the world’s honey bees

It may be honey, the bees, is to think only of the producers, but the work of art to a part of the roof of the farmers of the revenues, in which a growing, keep bees to pollinate should fall into his young ones do not drown.

The industry provides commercial bee pollination services worth tens of billions of dollars from the key to the production of a vast range of crops, including almonds, broccoli, wheat encircled with lilies. California, for example, produces almonds about 80% of the world and that it is necessary that the powder between the trees were transferred. Each year, more than 2 million bee hives are required to do the job.

Climate change, intensive farming and the use of pesticides and fungicides in farming bees was ravaging the middle of the world. Commercial beekeepers in the United States 44% of the lost managed colonies in 2019, according to research by the University of Florida.

Now the technology startups are the ones thoughts, which, of developing the pain of the dishonesty of their own to afford a passage to the detailed information about the state of the bees, hives, bee health, aiming at a better and reduce the loss of goods.

Ireland’s ApisProtect one of those, who are only launched from the heights of the mountains of the sensor, and if there is a problem in bees, hives, their own.

The small cage and is placed in the tent of the rules of the Internet some of the sound metrical joined hard to the temperature, the humidity of the entire space. Is given as shown by means of LQ to ApisProtect is sent by the sensor is in the cloud in Cork, Ireland, and there was given unto the processed, analyzed and assessed with all he sent to the beekeeper.

“Using our device, it could be that many beekeepers are going, how many more hives, only because the same workers and the same amount of feed and spent on things like treatments,” says the company’s founder and CEO, Fiona Tully Murphy. “It is not going to be able to dramatically increase the amount of honey and pollination, and we’ve got the output of the operation.”

Beekeeper Simon Lynch uses smart sensor device is the ApisProtect in the abdomen.

Since receiving $ 1.8 million in funding from international competition in 2018 has been working for the company 20 beekeepers in the United States, Ireland, Britain, and South Africa to monitor the activity up to 20 million honey bees.

From the smart sensor data 400 units create a global database of bee health and powering algorithms to analyze their data.

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With the demand for bee pollination industry is booming, there are a number of other startups and promoting new technologies, including Pollenity in Bulgaria, Arnie BeeHero in Britain and in Israel.

Pollenity stored in a 2015 Sergey Petrov, and raised $ 1.2 million in funding. Beebot its smart sensor device is aimed at small hobbyist and bees, and is also working with six universities from Europe in the EU-funded research project HIVEOPOLIS said.

The project goal to improve the health of bees in hives reinventing a number of technologies, including a robot capable of bee tripudium is to direct examination of the hive.

“And say to the other robot bee nectar and pollen that bees where to go,” said Petrov. “Not only is this the pollination by which certain fields to navigate, but also a risk bees into areas that pesticides are in use.”

He also says that there are no plans for the technology to build hard to detect in a bee Petrov, whom he came into contact with that at length been poisoned by the pesticides.

The fact is the world’s largest honey bee future security challenges. “If there is no need for the technology gather together in the grace of God, that we also may be like to fall short,” says the philosopher, “I will not, I will command”.

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