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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 15 10:39 am    Post subject: Smart hives...  Reply with quote    

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The ApiS is an Internet-connected beehive. No, not so your bees can Instagram their queen selfies, but so the beekeeper can monitor one or more hives from afar. The modular system, built by a team in Portugal, talks to a smartphone app and gives information about honey production, weather conditions, and even external threats.

ApiS can be had as an all-in-one Smart Hive or as a collection of perts that can be added to existing hives.


http://www.fastcoexist.com/3051007/to-keep-bees-alive-the-beehive-gets-smart-and-connected

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8404
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 15 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Doesn't do it for me but if it encourages more beekeepers it's not a bad thing.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7085
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 15 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Got to say that makes my little techno-beekeeping heart flutter! I love that idea!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8739

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 15 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting, and it will be interesting to see what the bees think of it. They might just fill the sensor up with propolys. Certainly the theft alert can be useful for exposed out apiaries.

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