“The World Hive Network© enables researchers to analyse a huge library of global bee data using the latest cloud technologies, including massive compute power, machine learning and artificial intelligence.”
Director, Business Innovation, Oracle
The World Bee Project’s World Hive Network© is the first and the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to track the health of honeybees and, eventually, wild bee populations and their environments.
The World Hive Network©’s goal is to connect the world’s beehives to a single global network. As well as directly safeguarding bees, it harnesses the power of bee-derived intelligence for solutions to wider issues of biodiversity, climate change, food security and human well-being. Monitoring data can help create predictive models to ameliorate potential future stresses and play a significant role in enabling scientists and governments to mitigate the threats to climate change, food security, and human well-being. It can significantly contribute to best practice guidance for government policies on land management.
Connecting Hives, Connecting Lives
The World Hive Network© is partnering with Bee Hero to grow this ground-breaking initiative. We now have 50,000 intelligent hives and around 2.5 billion bees!
It is only when the data from hives in different environments in regions across continents can be captured securely and integrated with third-party data and made available to beekeepers, scientists, and researchers the world will be ready to make valuable advances in understanding the varying relationships between the health of bees, the services they provide, and the health of their different ecosystems.
“By sharing this data with peers, we can multiply the impact of our work. From academic research that changes agricultural practices to education programmes that inspire children, making this huge data resource easily available can be as important as the work undertaken to collect it.”
Professor Simon Potts, Research Professor, the University of Reading
and Honorary Founding Member of The World Bee Project CIC.