We present to your attention a conceptual model of a smart mobile bee pavilion controlled by software developed on the basis of the BEEPTOOLKIT instrumental platform.
Immediately, we note that we do not claim to be 100% literate in beekeeping. We are only demonstrating a conceptual prototype, which can then be taken by interested clients as the basis for their business.
Our main motive is to demonstrate to a wide audience the variety of tasks that can be solved using our NO CODE platform BEEPTOOLKIT.
Before presenting this open source project here, we consulted with beekeepers with over 20 years of experience.
We have dealt with the key points and problems.
So, an apiary is a movable cassette on a car trailer, into which hives are installed.
The apiary moves from place to place during the season, rarely anyone stays at one point for more than 2-3 weeks. Stationary beekeepers refer to beekeepers whose apiary is a hobby, their families are small, about 1-3, and it is not rational to make a smart hive in such a situation, except for the sake of a hobby.
Beekeepers, who have large pavilions, more than a thousand families, may not have time to keep track of information, in their case, the beekeeping process is a cyclical process when all parcels are viewed or pumped out in turn, and then everything starts all over again, sometimes you need to deal with a separate indeterminate family.
Such beekeeping farms are interested in a smart hive, but the automation of 1000 packs is a very complex process, the result of which is significant, such beekeepers usually live in an apiary all season.
At the same time, beekeepers with 10 to 100 families can also act as the bulk of clients interested in a smart hive. Such beekeepers wander all season, but do not go far from home and do not live in an apiary. In this case, remote monitoring of the apiary is very interesting.
1. Regular control of the weight of the bee hive;
2. Temperature and humidity control;
3. Spectral analysis of noise (hum);
4. Maintaining the water level in the drinking container;
5. Visual inspection;
6. Remote monitoring and control.
Here is a set of hardware components for prototyping a smart system. Quantity as well as additional modules can be added during the initial tests.
The complete set of components, depending on the total number of hives, will determine the final configuration of the I / O sub modules.
Here is a selection of hardware components.
We hope for an active discussion of the project, and based on the results of such a hackathon, its program part will also be presented.
A few words about remote monitoring.
It is assumed that the operator carries out the entire monitoring process from a remote workplace. This can be a desktop computer or AnyDesk remote desktop tablet.
AnyDesk provides a secure and reliable remote desktop connection.