In hospitals a good night’s sleep is key to recovery.
In order to keep bees healthy meanwhile, a US startup has developed a smart home for up to 24 colonies.
The solar-powered apiary is equipped with a camera, sensor technology and a robot arm.
It controls the climate inside, monitors and removes pests without chemicals and provides food.
Predictive AI technology prevents colonies from swarming. The honey harvested by the robot is stored in a 400-litre container.
Also included: an app to inform beekeepers about the health of their hive. The device can easily be switched to manual operation.
For smaller bee colonies, other solutions are available. Honey can also be used to make high-performance computer chips.