Beewise launches sales of AI bionics sticks

Beewise launches sales of AI bionics sticks

1. August 2021 0 By Horst Buchwald

Beewise launches sales of AI bionics sticks

San Francisco, Aug. 1, 2021

Beewise has begun selling its AI-powered autonomous beehives in California. The agri-tech startup plans to distribute tens of thousands of the “Beehomes” across the state over the next two years.

Background: diseases, pesticides and climate change are partly responsible for the high rate of bee mortality, which is 40% annually. To combat this, Beewise has developed a beehive that uses artificial intelligence, computer vision, and precision robotics to monitor insects and, for example, apply pesticides when a hive has been attacked by parasites.

A Beewise hive can house ~2 million bees. The technology was among Time Magazine’s 100 Breakthrough Inventions for 2020.

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