Bees in the apiary of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin will be monitored 24 hours a day. Devices mounted in the hives will provide real-time information on the humidity, temperature and sound intensity of the bee colonies.
Sensor devices have been installed in eight hives at the university’s apiary. In addition, scales measuring changes in hive arrivals and losses have been placed underneath the hives, and sensors will be installed outside to monitor external conditions. The system sends data that is made available on an app on a phone or computer. The apparatus is equipped with solar panels, so no other energy is required.
In total, there are more than 20 hives in the apiary of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin. The bees in them produce honey from the nectar and honeydew of the surrounding trees – acacias, maples, lime trees and ornamental plants from the collection of the nearby Faculty of Environmental Design and Agriculture.