The world’s bee population is threatened. Many backyard beekeepers are motivated by their concern for the world’s ecology, and want to be a part of the solution.
BroodMinder is working to create a worldwide database from the hives of backyard beekeepers. This information will be available as public domain for analysis by anyone who wants to participate.
The BroodMinder app can send the beekeeper’s hive data to the Cloud with just a push of a button. There, they can see their own hive’s graphs as well as those uploaded by other beekeepers in their region or anywhere in the world. The information can be examined to define “normal” hive conditions in particular areas, compare and test the interventions recorded, and ultimately define “best practices” to foster bee survival.
The goal of the BroodMinder Citizen Science project is to gather the data of 10,000 hives. The greater the data set, the more likely it is that significant differences can be revealed. For consistency, the “Citizen Science Bundle” would monitor hive weight, temperature above the lower box, and temperature and humidity above the top box.
The goal is to have 10,000 devices in hives sharing their data by the end of 2017. Data available from the hundreds of hives already being monitored will be included and valued.
BroodMinder is Bee Informed Ready!
BroodMinder has partnered with the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP).
Now you can click a box in Beekeeping.io and share your data with BIP.