Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2017 Regional Award Winner


Sunpillar Inc./TwoBridges Vineyards, Mississauga

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Peter Wheeler and MPP Ted McMeekin

Peter Wheeler and MPP Ted McMeekin

Beekeepers will soon be buzzing about a new product designed to fit into commercial beehives designed to monitor bee health. Powered by a solar battery, the Hive Health device uses sensors to collect data on temperature and humidity, hive weight, the number of bees entering and exiting, and other important indicators. That information is stored on a secure digital card, and uploaded to an app. The technology allows producers to easily and accurately monitor the health of their bees without disturbing the hives. New sensors are in the works, including one to detect infectious diseases like foulbrood and a carbon dioxide monitor that indicates how many bees are breathing in the hive.

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