We have been working with local beekeepers from the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association for the past year to develop this idea to remotely monitor hive health, and help beekeepers see their bees and share ideas/mentoring.
My team and I are passionate about sustainable agriculture, keep bees and we’ve now created something like a health monitor for honey bee colonies we call EyesOnHives.
We’ve been running a pilot with 15 hives for about a year now and so far local beekeepers have told us that EyesOnHives helped more quickly manage ant infestation, robbing and queenlessness. It’s pretty exciting, and we’re now trying to spread the reach.
We’re looking for community feedback now – what do you think?