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The Biggest News For Beekeepers In This Century?

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Now here’s something exciting for all beekeepers out there, myself included! I’ve kept my eye on Open Source Beehives and their BuzzBox beehive sensor project, and now they’re finally on Kickstarter. Check out their campaign here. Sounds pretty amazing, right? The solar-powered BuzzBox monitors the hive’s internal and external temperature and humidity, and barometric pressure. But what excites me is the realtime colony audio analysis that enables automatic hive health updates. What does this mean exactly? Their team of data scientists have built a system that can automatically tell you how your bees are doing based on input from the kit’s microphone, and you’ll get updates on your smart phone in real time.
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