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Beekeeping Today Podcast

Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy - Photo Credit Jill CotterWe recently talked with the good folks at ApisProtect, a technology company located in Cork, Ireland and Salinas, CA. Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy and Dr. Whelan Padraig are the engineers and beekeepers whose ideas and hard work have made this possible. At a high level, ApisProtect technology collects hive data using their sensor is monitored and analyzed remotely using artificial intelligence. Captured data includes temperature, humidity, sound, CO2 and hive movement. Dr. Padraig Whelan - Photo courtesy Shannon M. Carroll-Alberici

They have been developing this for just over 3 years and are ready to go commercial this summer. Find out how their device works, what information it provides, and how you and your bees can benefit. The Internet of Things continues to expand. Listen and share this episode today!

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This episode is brought to you by Global Patties! Global Patties is a family business that manufactures protein supplement patties for honey bees. Feeding your hives protein supplement patties will help ensure that they produce strong and health colonies by increasing brood production and overall honey flow. Global offers a variety of standard patties, as well as custom patties to meet your specific needs. Visit them today at and let them know you appreciate them sponsoring this episode! 

2 Million BlossomsWe want to also thank 2 Million Blossoms as a sponsor of the podcast. 2 Million Blossoms is a new quarterly magazine destined for your coffee table. Each page of the magazine is dedicated to the stories and photos of all pollinators and written by leading researchers, photographers and our very own, Kim Flottum.


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Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong"