Falling honeybee numbers inspire heat treatments and smart beehives

Publié le 2018-07-11

Connected beehives

A French start-up has tackled the declining bee population problem from a different angle. They’ve developed a remote monitoring system, called Bee Label, which alerts beekeepers about any problems with their hives.

The smart hive’s temperature, brightness, humidity, orientation and stability on the ground are monitored using sensors. A mass sensor keeps beekeepers up to date on colony size and honey production. Weather changes influencing bee behaviour are also recorded through an atmospheric pressure feature. The information is sent to the hive owner by email or text.

LABEL ABEILLE - connected beehives

The system also has a solution for the growing problem of beehive theft. An anti-theft alert notifies beekeepers if the hives are being moved.

BEE LABEL (Bee Label: A new remote beehive surveillance for better bee health and secured pollination) is working on improving its system by adding new sensors, cameras and solar panels. Now closed, HApi (HApi - Hyperthermia in Apiculture - A new product against the Deformed Wing Virus of honey bees) focused on hyperthermia as a chemical-free pest control method.