Precision beekeeping technology prepares hives for pollination and increases productivity
ApisProtect, a beehive technology provider gives beekeepers an easy way to monitor the condition of their colonies remotely in real time so they can improve colony health.
Designed in conjunction with commercial beekeepers, ApisProtect provides a robust, unobtrusive, and cost-effective solution for in-hive sensing.
“Our science-based honeybee monitoring technology empowers beekeepers to manage their apiaries more efficiently, reduce labor and transport costs, and focus on cultivating larger and stronger colonies. Using ApisProtect, beekeepers can generate an additional $98 of value from each hive per year,” says Fiona Edwards Murphy Ph.D., CEO of ApisProtect.
ApisProtect is powered by Internet of Things and machine learning technology. Commercial beekeepers using ApisProtect can increase labor efficiencies up to 50% and reduce transportation costs during pollination by up to 25%.
Beekeepers often rely on costly, time-consuming manual hive checks to understand their operation.
However, ApisProtect research shows that 80% of manual hive inspections do not require any action on hives but disrupt the bees and risk the loss of a queen.
With ApisProtect, commercial beekeepers can now safely identify and respond to disease, pests, and other hive problems faster than ever before, thereby increasing colony size and preventing colony loss. ApisProtect lets beekeepers know immediately when specific hives need attention within their operation, as well as which hives are most productive.
Key features include:
- Easy hardware installation in existing hives – less than one minute per hive
- In-hive IoT sensors with long-range, cellular and satellite-powered communication
- Real-time, continuous monitoring of hive conditions and activity levels
- Comprehensive early warning system to prevent hive deterioration or loss
- Immediate alerts delivering actionable insights when specific hives need attention
Pádraig Whelan Ph.D., chief science officer of ApisProtect, adds, “We provide beekeepers with an instant condition report on each hive so they can identify strong hives to travel. This ensures beekeepers can fulfill their pollination contracts, earn bonuses, and increase productivity for growers.
ApisProtect works with the beekeepers to ensure they have the strongest hives to maximize revenue from the pollination season. Beekeepers control their information and data, enabling them to maximize the value to their operation.