PhD student creates buzz with high-tech beehive monitoring system

The University of Western Australia’s latest media release highlights the achievements of PhD student Omar Anwar who was recently one of the winners of the inaugural AgriFutures BeeTech Challenge.

Omar’s smart hive solution Apis PrimeTM, which was developed in collaboration with CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) for Honeybee Products, uses a unique set of sensors to collect data from inside a hive.

“The electronic sensor data from beehives is transmitted to a remote server using Telstra’s Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT), a cellular technology that has a much bigger coverage in Australia compared to 4G,” Omar said.

Image: Omar testing the Apis Prime prototype