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Publication in Insects 2024, 15, 112

Publication in Insects 2024, 15, 112

In 2023 an article describing the technology of iPOLLINATE was submitted for publication in the open access, peer-reviewed journal Parasites & Vectors. The article is titled “Hive orientation and colony strength affect honey bee colony activity during almond...

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The Almond Conference

The Almond Conference

The Almond Conference is the annual trade show and conference of the California almond industry. Organized by the Almond Board of California, it is the major event of the year for growers and the whole industry value chain, with attendance of around 3000 delegates....

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COLOSS Meeting Vespid task Force

COLOSS Meeting Vespid task Force

University of Pisa, Italy, was host to an annual meeting of Coloss Vespid Task Force. COLOSS (Prevention of honeybee COlony LOSSes) is an international, non-profit association headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, that is focussed on improving the well-being of bees at...

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Workshop at Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, ARS-USDA

Workshop at Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, ARS-USDA

USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Bee Research Centre (CHBRC) in Tucson Arizona conducts research to optimise the health of honeybee colonies through improved nutrition and control of Varroa mites in order to maximise production of honeybee pollinated crops. Continuous monitoring...

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World Ag Expo

World Ag Expo

World Ag Expo is probably the largest global agricultural exhibition, with a focus on innovation and AgTech. More than 1,200 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. In addition there...

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iPollinate at EurBee 9 in Belgrade, Serbia

iPollinate at EurBee 9 in Belgrade, Serbia

Two years after it was originally planned, 9th European Congress of Apidology (EurBee 9) finally took place in September of 2022, in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, under the motto: “Save the bees for our future”. European Association for Bee Research (EurBee) is an...

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Precision pollination for onion seed production in Israel

Precision pollination for onion seed production in Israel

Remotely monitoring honey bee colonies during pollination cycles can transform the way we model, understand, and manage the pollination input. Sensors and models being developed by iPollinate consortium were used to trial and demonstrate the capabilities and...

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iPollinate technology for BeeNet in Italy

iPollinate technology for BeeNet in Italy

Since 2014 the "Apidology" sector of CREA-AA (Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics) based in Bologna, Italy has been coordinating a nationwide effort for environmental monitoring using bees and biodiversity. BeeNet monitors both...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Bee counter sensor – accuracy evaluation

Bee counter sensor – accuracy evaluation

Bee counter sensor - accuracy evaluationAn 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 so that...

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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 pollination,...

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Every Bee Counts!

Every Bee Counts!

Bee foraging activity is of considerable interest to almond growers. It provides a good indication of the colonies’ pollination efficacy placed in the orchards as it will ultimately impact the crop yield. Currently, bee foraging activity is inferred using bee flight...

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iPollinate Project kicks-off

iPollinate Project kicks-off

iPollinate aims at Intelligent Pollination for Sustainable Increases in Crop Yields and Global Food Security. Honeybee colonies provide most insect pollination services to agriculture. A precision pollination service would allow farmers to improve pollination...

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