- The Intel® Edison technology plays integral role in global collaborative research effort to address environmental factors impacting honey bee health.
- Moore’s Law sees technology shrink and enable computing in situations not previously possible.
- Unique methodology and global collaborative effort represent world-firsts.
- ‘Bee backpacks’ and Intel-enabled beehives collect data on honey bee behaviours and environmental conditions, providing insights into colony collapse.
The sensors work in a similar way to a vehicle’s e-tag, recording when the insect passes the Intel Edison board as the checkpoint. Data captured by the RFID tag reader and additional environmental sensors attached to the Intel Edison board will provide valuable information to beekeepers, primary producers, industry groups and governments. This information will inform how best to protect the honey bee health population, which we rely on to pollinate one third of the food we consume.