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Saturday, June 26, 2021

In Poland AI protects bees

 Bees on a rooftop of the City Hall in Gdynia are getting more attention and protection thanks to intelligent technology installation to monitor their well-being.

The AI-based monitoring system called Smartula will let beekeepers know about humidity, temperature, and sound in the beehive and help prevent potential diseases, theft, or devastation.

A portal thefirstnews.pl writes: “The brainchild of students at the Gdańsk University of Technology, Smartula consists of individual devices that are inserted into the hive.”

The microphone, humidity, temperature sensors, and accelerometers are designed to collect important information from the inside and present it to the beekeeper via webpage or smartphone applications.

Beekeepers can then check the condition of their apiaries on an ongoing basis without having to check the hives physically.

Co-designer Tymoteusz Cejrowski said: “Our system learns the bee’s natural rhythm and tries to inform the beekeeper if it is disturbed.”

Smartula will also inform the beekeeper about potential theft.