The World Bee Project Hive Network is a global network of remotely monitored honey bee hives linked to the Oracle Cloud Platform to generate unprecedented new data about honey bee health and its relationship with weather patterns, forage, diseases, parasites, predator species and pesticides in varying regions around the world.
The World Bee Project Hive Network deploys commercially available hive monitoring sensors that have the capability of collecting among other inputs, audio, video, temperature, humidity and surrounding weather. We link the data from our global network of hives to Oracle Cloud and using Oracle’s Cloud Platform (including its Autonomous Database, Machine Learning, Image Recognition, Chatbots, IoT, Blockchain, Analytics) we generate entirely new data and insights.
We deliver the new data and insights directly to the hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers around the world to enhance the contribution of pollinators to food security, livelihoods and national economies.
As long-term international or national monitoring of both pollinators and pollination is urgently required we and our global partners and associates, including leading research institutes such as our UK partner the University of Reading are building a scientific evidence base by efficiently and reliably generating new insights into honey bee health and its relationship with hive conditions, varying regional environments, and the pollination services bees provide to agriculture.
Our partnership with Oracle is founded on our hope that Oracle can become an exemplar of ‘Technology for Good’ that helps save the planet whilst also benefitting from this rare opportunity to showcase the entire breadth of its Cloud Platform with an innovation story which captures the hearts and minds of its customers.
We have created a unique opportunity that paves the way for innovations that can change how the world grows food and manages land.