We are proud to be part of the BE-HIVE project development team, along with CYENS SuPerWorld & LEAR MRGs and EMME-CARE Center. The project is driven by the common interest in the health of the bee population, that can be affected from many factors ranging from diseases to ambient temperature. Therefore, by monitoring these factors we can infer the most favourable conditions for the placement of hives and ensure that bees are as healthy as possible. Our role in the project as Thinker Maker Space is to design & build the smart beehives, source the electronics and develop the data acquisition system. In close collaboration with SuPerWorld MRG we also work on developing camera traps that aim at capturing, in image format, the natural appearance of flying insects in an area of interest, such as the surrounding area of the deployed beehives. After the beehives are ready, the rest of the partners will be working on manipulating the collected data to extract useful information about the beehive’s health. Special thanks to Nicolas Netien.
The project is still under development but you can check the real time data collected by the weather station here. Stay tuned for updates!
Kickstarting meeting, focusing on data collection needs for the BE-HIVE project. The first 3D renders for the prototype were produced and different sensors were tested.
Data mapping, survey area and photogrammetry of one of the locations where the BE-HIVE project will be set-up. Special thanks to Nicolas Netien for welcoming and guiding us through his working process with the bee hives.
After a few months of experimentation, we are proud to have our first smart BE-HIVE prototype, deployed and running. Located in Apianthos premises at Temvria village, and under the supervision of of our beekeeper Vladimiros, the smart beehive runs 24/7, collecting different types of data on a testing basis, such as the weight, temperature & humidity levels, along with pictures and sounds.
Hive transfusion in our custom smart beehive. Can’t wait for the first data to be collected.
Performed our weekly check-up on our custom smart beehives. Software got a much needed update and maintenance of the hive was carried out as needed.
As mentioned in the project description above, part of the BE-HIVE project Thinker Maker Space is to design & build the smart beehives and the camera traps for insects. Eight fully self sustainable automated camera trap systems are been made as we speak.