Now more than ever it is crucial that bee-monitoring efforts are as non-invasive as possible and the company 'BuzzCloud' aims to ensure this.
By developing the 'iBuzzHive' and an accompanying app that controls it, the company has created a device that mimics the conditions of bee colonies. Sensors in the bee-monitoring device send information to the beekeeper's phone that allows them to monitor the health of the hives and provide functions such as temperature regulation. The bee-monitoring devices could be crucial in negating human impact on these important insects that are at risk of going extinct as a consequence of climate change.
Protecting these colonies from threats such as herbicides, pesticides, bacteria and fungus, the iBuzzHive could be crucial for future beekeeping efforts.