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Connected Beehives: IoT and AI for Smart Agriculture

emlyon faculty: Doreid Ammar, Jean Savinien
collaborators: Hugo Hadjur (Research Assistant, emlyon)
time frame: 2019-2022

Honey-bees play an important role in a range of human activities, such as medicine, nutrition, agriculture, and much more. The most vital activity of bees is pollination. Bees and other pollinating insects are on the brink of extinction, mainly due to intensive agriculture, pesticides, habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. This worrisome decline in the population of bees threatens agricultural, and human welfare. Therefore, protecting the population of bees is a major concern. In this perspective, the project aims at developing an innovative beekeeping system capable of automatically assessing the health and threat status of honey-bees’ colonies by means of Internet of things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).