For decades, bees have come under assault from cold and heat swells, Varroa parasitic mites, and pesticides. But bee colony populations are making a comeback, in part thans to new technologies.
The CoCoon from Beelife helps bees maintain optimum health using an AI embedded system that can heat and cool a hive based on environmental conditions. The CoCoon features a monitoring platform that alerts bee keepers to hive ecosystem changes via GSM/LoRa, allowing them to raise or lower the temperature via a mobile device. The system is entirely self-contained and powered by a top-mounted solar panel.
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