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02 OSBH

DATE. 2013 < 2020

LOCATIONS. BARCELONA, Denver, London

ABOUT. Open Source Beehives

OSBeehives develops modern technology to support good practices in beekeeping. Since 2013 we have been building a global network of beekeepers who use our devices to help identify the causes and solutions for colony health deterioration. This citizen science community provides data to support the analysis of Honey Bee behaviour, this also acts as a proxy indicator of ecosystem health.  This mission is founded on the principles of citizen science, open data, and collaboration between beekeepers and was originally inspired by the Urban Bee Lab in Brussels, founded by Annemie Maes.

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Image Left: Hive audio data analysis showing groupings of signals for hive occupancy. Image Right. Identifiable signatures per frequency in Hz over several days of conditions.

SENSOR INTEGRATION FOR ANY BEEHIVE (SMALL PRINT : ONLY With Melifera Melifera : The european Honeybee .. for now)

The Beehive integrated hardware and software we develop use neural network and digital signal processing technologies applied to beehive audio recordings and sensor measurements with the goal of detecting possible hive health problems. All of this can be done remotely and automatically, letting beekeepers know that something is going wrong so they can intervene and possibly save the colony. For example, colonies that are about to swarm have unique audio signatures and temperature changes that we can identify before the swarm itself occurs, giving the beekeeper a chance to capture the swarm or stop it entirely.

The BuzzBox is a solar-powered, Wi-Fi capable device that transmits audio, temperature, and humidity signals that are automatically analysed using AI to predict the health of your hive. It also features theft alarms and an external weather station. The OSBeehives App is a free solution to remotely monitor hive measurements produced with a BuzzBox or any other device. The app also allows to record the sound produced by your beehive and analyze it using the same BuzzBox AI, with lots of exciting new features coming soon.

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BEEHIVES DESIGNED FOR DOWNLOAD FABRICATION AND ADAPTION.

The Colorado Top Bar, the Barcelona Warre and the Collserolla Dadant beehives are open source, flat pack, snap fit hives that respect natural beekeeping principles to create known and practiced conditions for bees. Each hive we have digitised is an exact replica of historic tried and tested versions in size, frame and use. We have however added new viewer windows and better slotting systems so that no screws glues, jigs or guides are needed. (all suggestions and experienced knowledge welcomed).  You can download and adapt the files for the hives for free in our Open Source page.

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Image Left: Colorado Top Bar Hive (Inspired by the Kenyan hanging top bar hive Image Right : Barcelona Warre Hive ) Inspired by the french Rouch Poplier by Abbe Warre)

DESIGNS MADE FOR OPEN SOURCE REPRODUCTION

The Colorado Top Bar, the Barcelona Warre and the Collserolla Dadant beehives are open source, flat pack, snap fit hives that respect natural beekeeping principles to create known and practiced conditions for bees. Each hive we have digitised is an exact replica of historic tried and tested versions in size, frame and use. We have however added new viewer windows and better slotting systems so that no screws glues, jigs or guides are needed. (all suggestions and experienced knowledge welcomed).  You can download and adapt the files for the hives for free in our Open Source page.

a PUBLIC REPOSITORY 

Beekeepers around the world have differing situations, differing bees, differing markets and differing agendas. Not to matter - the point is to let the bees speak and us to listen, then to share what we learn and improve our stewardship. Ongoing ....

Video by Tristan Copley-Smith

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