What is BeeAndme?
The founding story of BeeAndme starts 2017 with a student of Electrical Engineering in Montenegro wanting to help her Grandpa. Her Grandpa is beekeeper for years and has the privilege of having his beehives in the honey season in the wild and untouched area of a National Park in Montenegro.
While this brings a special quality to the honey his millions of little helpers are collecting, the location also represents a challenge in terms of travel distance on a regular basis for the older man. Because it is mandatory that a beekeeper needs to regularly check on the wellbeing and the progress of honey collection of his bee population.
As “Grandpa” grows older, the travel distance becomes more and more of a burden and the young student, on her way to become a data scientist, asks her fellow student to help her create a technological device to monitor with sensors the key data of the bees from the distance and to transfer them to the (non smart-)phone of Grandpa.
This was the founding moment of BeeAndme, with the vision of not only helping Grandpa but many other beekeepers to implement precise beekeeping with technological support.
Where do we currently stand?
Like in every good story, we have a happy ending on the personal and emotional side: the two students got married and decided to redirect their interests more into the academic fields. This is why we have decided to step in and bring the vision to life.
BeeAndme is not student project anymore except of the emotional spirit which we will keep in our hearts. Already supporting BeeAndme from the early steps of testing and learning, we have decided to invest time, a lot of more money and technology to make BeeAndme a cutting-edge product in terms of the stability and simplicity.
For every bee keeper it is important to get reliable data of his beehives, no matter where they are located. No need to think about the confusing technical stuff like calibration of the sensors, mobile plans or contracts or the configuration. The BeeAndme bee hive monitor is all the smart your hive really needs.
The industrial proved load cell is the heart of the system. It is extremely accurate, comes already calibrated and is stable against any weather conditions. Completed by temperature and humidity sensors you are always up to date what the little honey collectors’ homes health is. The nest temperature sensor gives you a look into the hive – remotely – without disturbing the girls and the possibility to react fast in case of any anomaly.
No need of receiving every day a lot of useless messages on your phone, just telling you that ev
erything is ok. The BeeAndme analytic portal only alerts you when it is really necessary but you have of course the possibility to log into the portal at any time. There you can see the all the data visualized and compare it with the other hives or locations you have in your portfolio.
BeeAndme – all the smart your bee hive needs!