Expansion of Canetis SRL apiary for signal testing

Expansion of Canetis SRL apiary for signal testing

Number of hives maintained by Canetis SRL for in-house use averages 20-25. These beehives and the colonies they house have allowed us to test the developing sensors, including the bee counter. The ease of fitting, the impedance to passage of bees, the stability of the...
Harnessing The Wisdom of the Hive

Harnessing The Wisdom of the Hive

Can developments in sensor technology improve our understanding of honey bee foraging behaviour and contribute to the development of new models for almond pollination economics. The amount of bee foraging activity during almond bloom is of considerable interest to...
Monitoring pollination by leaf-cutter bees

Monitoring pollination by leaf-cutter bees

Leaf-cutter bees are the world’s most intensively managed solitary bees, they have transformed the commercial pollination of alfalfa in US and Canada. These commercially raised pollinators are being deployed for pollination of other major crops such as cranberry and...
Bee counter sensor – accuracy evaluation

Bee counter sensor – accuracy evaluation

Bee counter sensor – accuracy evaluation An optical bee counter, developed by Canetis and Irideon as a tool for beekeepers to assess colony activity and identify invasive pests entering the hive, is at the heart of this project which will  build on it’s design...
Pollination of cashew in Ghana

Pollination of cashew in Ghana

Pollination of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) in Ghana (Kintampo, Bono East region) Optimising crop production yields relies on close monitoring of soil nutrition and pests and diseases so that adequate farming practices can be employed, however biotic...