The 'APiS Hive' Combines a Counter, Hive Scale and Monitor into One Bee App

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 14, 2015
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Not only does this hive and connected bee app make beekeeping easier and more accessible, but it also keeps the honey bees safer and helps them to thrive. The APiS modular beehive app was created by Miguel Bento who combined his passed-down passion for beekeeping with his academic and professional knowledge in electronic engineering.

Each smart beehive has multiple components that transfer information to the keeper's smartphone. The first component is a Bee Counter, which tracks the number of bees coming in and out of the hive as well as any wasp intruders. The Hive Scale measures the honey produced and alerts the bee app if the hive has fallen over. Finally, the Hive Monitor is the home base that detects humidity, temperature and even if the Queen Bee is laying eggs.

Each APiS Hive is also uniquely coated in cork, keeping it 50 percent warmer through colder months, which is vital for maintaining these important insects' roles in the ecosystem. This bee app takes traditional beekeeping and moves it into the future, hopefully encouraging younger generations to take a greater interest.