Ever considered getting your own beehive, but decided the learning curve and time required made it just out of reach?
The iBuzzHive™ Connected Bee Hive from BuzzCloud changes all that.
This means you don’t have to become a beekeeper in order to support these pollinators!
Honey bees pollinate our crops
Honey is of trivial importance compared to the pollination services the bees provide to our food crops and therefore to our nutrition. Until very recently our food crops used to be pollinated by nature. Since about 2015 crop farmers began paying increasing pollination service fees to beekeepers. They claim that their crops are no longer viable unless they use managed bee colonies for pollination.
Now in 2019 commercial bee farmers make more money from pollination services than from sales of honey. If nature were still providing viable, free pollination of crops, then no crop farmer would be paying for crop pollination services. So that’s not so good. Unfortunately it gets worse. The bee colonies under human management are suffering year-on-year losses in the order of 40% per year over the last decade. Bee farmers are highly incentivised to fix this – so far they have not stopped these losses. They have had practically no organic growth in the last 10 years.
Pictures like this have become common, bee hives sat under Almond crops in order to provide a viable crop.
Now for some good news!
Urban bees are healthy and vibrant!
Many people are keeping bee colonies in cities
In cities all over the world the rise of urban and rooftop beekeeping is widely reported. It turns out urban bees are doing rather well, they are healthy and well fed. Bees love a diversity of small flowers for gathering nectar and pollen. In cities we have this essential foraging and many people are planting bee friendly plants.
Have you ever saved a bee?
Now you can take your support of these incredible pollinators to the next level, BuzzCloud makes it easy for you to keep your own beehives on a rooftop, balcony or allotment nearby. Our continuous monitoring of brood nest state and hive condition means you don’t have to become a skilled beekeeper in order to keep bees successfully. We will introduce you to local beekeepers in your city, and the iBuzzHive™ automatically provides Smart SMS Alerts to you and your beekeeper when it needs servicing. All you have to do is agree an appointment with your beekeeper to service your colony. Ours is a community that values bees for their pollination services, we intend making sure that these awesome pollinators continue to thrive in our cities.