Originally Jon started Bee Maven as a hive adoption company, but lost a lot of hives and customers last year, which prompted him to build the ByteKeeper. It’s a neat solar-powered device that connects a beehive to the internet via a 3G cellular network. ByteKeeper can monitor a hive’s health by measuring its weight and temperature among other things. Now Jon can not only keep a closer eye on the hives around town, on any device, without leaving his house but is also using the data that is being collected from the hives to find the real cause around Colony Collapse Disorder.
Using visual analytics, powered by Qlik Sense, Jon is already able to identify patterns that lead to hive death, and make interventions to prevent it, saving time, money, and the life of the hive.
Now that’s got to be a good thing as it means I’ll still have honey for my toast in the mornings and let’s face it the alternative doesn’t bear thinking about, I mean dry toast? Behave!
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