A low-cost multi-modal sensor network for the monitoring of honeybee colonies/hives

Howard, Donald, Duran, Olga and Hunter, Gordon (2018) A low-cost multi-modal sensor network for the monitoring of honeybee colonies/hives. In: Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis , Tobe, Yoshito , Novais, Paulo and Amft, Oliver, (eds.) Intelligent Environments 2018. Amsterdam, Netherlands : IOS Press BV. pp. 69-78. (Ambient Intelligence and Smart Enviroments, no. 23) ISBN 9781614998730

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Abstract

Honeybees, which play an essential role as pollinators, have suffered a significant decline in recent years. Different types of sensors, including acoustic, chemical, vision, mass and temperature, can provide important information to assess their well-being. However, a multi-modal sensor system would need to be economical and affordable in order to be used on a large scale, including by less wealthy farmers or beekeepers. We present details of a low-cost sensor network system to allow the continuous monitoring of honeybee hives in a non-invasive manner, discussing its advantages relative to other existing systems for the same purpose, and initial results from the deployment of such a system in four hives.

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Additional Information: Published version of Howard, Donald, Duran, Olga and Hunter, Gordon (2018) A low-cost multi-modal sensor network for the monitoring of honeybee colonies/hives. In 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Agriculture Production and Environment Protection (ISAPEP'18) ; 25 - 26 Jun 2018, Rome, Italy.
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Computer Science and Mathematics
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Engineering
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Depositing User: Gordon Hunter
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 12:05
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 12:07
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/41328

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