STEM – Remote Monitoring of Bumblebees

Remote monitoring of beehives has been a central part of BeesMax’s educational initiatives (read ‘Beesmax and Arnia collaborate on new educational initiative‘). Now just imagine these beehive sensors in the same way as us using wearables like FitBit. Weird and almost true! These electronic sensors placed in the beehive gather high volume data so you no longer have to use the space suit to go see what they are doing. You can watch from the comfort of your own home on the PC, mobile or tablet.

BeesMAX is presenting at the Secondary Science Conference – The STEM Hub on the 28th June 2019 – on how our students can use these beehive wearable sensors to develop: C++ programming skills, gas analysis, weather stations, engineering, science and technology modelling to achieve great things.

The same internet enabled IT equipment used for honeybees can be adapted for bumblebee data gathering. Our video below shows how our typical recycled polystyrene honeybee home used by BeesMAX is equally suitable for bumblebee monitoring.

Monitoring Bumblebees

Beekeeping in schools used to be a minority sport now the whole class can get involved without everyone having to leave their classroom. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, then just comment below or contact us here.

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