The Internet of Bees: Connected Beehives Creating a Buzz for 2019

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By Harriet Sumnall | 1Q 2019 | IN-5396


Life Preservation--Humans Need Bees


From 1947 to 2008, there was a 60% global decrease of honey bees. Experts believe that humanity would starve without bees, as the cross-pollination of plants that they carry out contributes to 30% of the global food source. Bees create revenues through their beeswax and honey production, too. and, with the rates that the human population is expected to grow according to the United Nations’ (UN) forecasts, to lose this 30% would cause significant harm to the agricultural market.

The increasing use of the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect beehives is causing a revolution in the world of beekeeping. The technology allows beekeepers to track the humidity, weight, and temperature of a beehive. This gives the beekeeper vital insights into their bee populations’ health, honey production, and environments. The technology allows beekeepers to make early interventions in order to sustain their beehives, optimize their environments, and ensure healthy bee populations, which is important to modern industrial agriculture. It also allows for a minimal level of …

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