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: