New mechanism for low cost bee monitoring

New mechanism for low cost bee monitoring

Today CRCHBP postgraduate student Omar Anwar, and his supervisor team from the University of Western Australia led by A/Prof Gino Putrino, filed a provisional patent for a new mechanism that will make low cost, real-time monitoring of forager activity and hive strength possible. The mechanism will also require minimal use of data, and battery power – critical requirements for the Australian beekeepers.

Thanks to the tireless work of Omar with support from CRCHBP research beekeeper, Tiffane Bates, the idea has been proven and refined into a useful tool.

Watch Omar explain the importance of this mechanism in a short video here: