Measuring Honey Bee Health using Robots – Sonoma County Beekeepers Association

Talk Title: Measuring Honey Bee Health using Robots Hear how an old beekeeping technique for observing hive health inspired the development of an autonomous bee health monitor, and the discovery of bee activity patterns directly tied to the colony and queen’s health. With over three years of bee activity data and video measured every 3 Read more about Measuring Honey Bee Health using Robots – Sonoma County Beekeepers Association[…]

Swarm Rescue and future Honey Bee Health Monitored Bees

Eyesonhives at Central Valley Beekeepers Association Day for Beekeepers

Honored to be invited to present our Eyesonhives project to the Central Valley Beekeepers Association “Day for Beekeepers” meetup! Event Details The event will be hosted in Dadant’s Fresno location.  Event details: Time: Saturday Feb 18th, 2017.  Eating starts 11:30am.   Speakers start 1:30pm Location: Dadant & Sons Beekeeping Supply Co. Address: 3914 N. Winery   Fresno  CA  Read more about Eyesonhives at Central Valley Beekeepers Association Day for Beekeepers[…]

The heartbeat of a beehive

The Orientation Signal – the Pattern of Beehive Health

Our goal for EyesOnHives is to remotely measure and monitor the health of a bee hive, and alert a beekeeper when something is wrong, so that beekeepers can be in the right place at the right time and help save their bees.  The Orientation Signal is the surprising breakthrough we discovered is the key to monitoring hive Read more about The Orientation Signal – the Pattern of Beehive Health[…]

How to stop ants from attacking your bees

How to stop ants attacking bees and protect your bee hive

Many beekeepers will tell you ants only clean up a dying hive, rather than cause its death.  But they don’t have EyesOnHives.  Check out what we saw after moving an otherwise perfectly healthy hive: Do cinnamon sticks prevent ants from attacking a bee hive? Placing cinnamon sticks is an often recommended method of deterring ants, at least Read more about How to stop ants attacking bees and protect your bee hive[…]

Morning in the Apiary

When bees get involved, mentoring becomes a friendship

“As we carefully pried open the hive together, we forgot all about mentoring, market strategy and startups. I could see David sharing in what I call the ‘Bee Zen’ experience. In that moment, he felt the same connection with the bees that I did. As we peered into the hive, I found the queen I Read more about When bees get involved, mentoring becomes a friendship[…]

National Honey Bee Day Oregon Honey Festival

EyesOnHives at the Oregon Honey Festival 8/20

National Honey Bee Day is August 20th Join EyesOnHives at the Oregon Honey Festival for National Honey Bee Day, this Saturday August 20th. Happy National Honey Bee Day! Plant flowers, thank a bee! Did you know that National Honey Bee Day became official in 2009?  You can view the proclamation of National Honey Bee Day Read more about EyesOnHives at the Oregon Honey Festival 8/20[…]

Citizen Science & Tech Helping Bees Livecast – EyesOnHives

Check out the 45minute livecast and Q&A session with EyesOnHives project lead Kelton Temby. Livecast date: June 30th. Title: Citizen Science & Tech Helping Bees Livecast – EyesOnHives Length: 46mins, transcript below. Starting with Citizen Science In this introduction livecast we share the story of EyesOnHives!  We outline why we started, then launch in to how beekeepers Read more about Citizen Science & Tech Helping Bees Livecast – EyesOnHives[…]

Yellow Faced Bumblebee Bombus Vosnesenskii

This beautiful bee is Bombus Vosnesenskii, the native Yellow Faced Bumblebee. You can imagine our surprise and joy to see this amazing creature dancing from flower to flower in the protected coastal meadows of Cambria California last weekend! The flower in these pictures is a coastal California native too – erigeron glaucus known as “Seaside Daisy”.  You can Read more about Yellow Faced Bumblebee Bombus Vosnesenskii[…]

What’s on the Beehive’s Landing Board?

EyesOnHives quantifies flight activity levels – the signal creates a record of forager activity, orientation, swarming, robbing etc. You can look for things like what’s happening on the landing board, and pollen income in the videos too since you can actually see the bees (a little easier to interpret than scale weight data!). The tech also makes it Read more about What’s on the Beehive’s Landing Board?[…]

Cranky Bees? Don’t get mad at them, find out why!

Most of the cranky hives right now have cranky bees because their brood nest is filling up with honey, and they’re preparing to swarm. How to know the bees are preparing to swarm? Time of year, experience and observation through hive inspections.  Also helps when you have EyesOnHives alerting you of nearby hives which are also Read more about Cranky Bees? Don’t get mad at them, find out why![…]

Swarming Signal Detected in Real Time with EyesOnHives

It’s not every day we get to discover something amazing about honeybees, humans have kept them for thousands of years.  But over the last 3 weeks we have detected the ‘swarming signal’ on hives swarming all over town. Here’s the timelapse video of the third hive detected to be swarming, where the bees actually clustered underneath Read more about Swarming Signal Detected in Real Time with EyesOnHives[…]

Urban Beekeeping & EyesOnHives; a Foreword

I never thought of beekeeping as something practical for city living.  I was wrong.  Urban beekeeping has sparked a lifelong passion. From Rural Bees to Urban Beekeeping I grew up around bees.  My dad had a few hives on our small rural farm, and my uncle remains an active beekeeper. Even my grandfather kept bees.  But I Read more about Urban Beekeeping & EyesOnHives; a Foreword[…]

Broad spectrum cyfluthrin pesticide is being sprayed in backyards with citrus trees for ACP control in Santa Barbara County, followed by neonicotinoids in June.

Mass Pesticide Spraying for ACP in Santa Barbara: Dogs, Cats & Bees at Risk

Situation: Pesticide is being sprayed in backyards with citrus trees all around Santa Barbara County starting this week. The pesticide is a broad spectrum synthetic cyfluthrin spray, and will be followed in June by soil drenching of systemic imidacloprid neonicotinoid pesticide. The initiative is being implemented by the Santa Barbara County Ag Department to control the Read more about Mass Pesticide Spraying for ACP in Santa Barbara: Dogs, Cats & Bees at Risk[…]