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Introducing
BuzzBox
Advanced Beehive Monitor

BuzzBox is a revolutionary, affordable beehive sensor kit, putting advanced audio analysis, theft detection, and temperature & humidity sensors into the hands of beekeepers around the world. BuzzBox sends live beehive data to your phone, and notifications for a growing number of bee colony issues including parasites, pathogens and swarming events.

We invite you to join our growing network of citizens studying honeybee decline. Check out the features, and secure your BuzzBox with a $50 deposit towards our limited discount price of $225!

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Monitor temperature & humidity inside and outside the hive as well as barometric pressure.

Safety alarm: Get notified if the hive is being stolen, attacked, or is knocked over.

Features

Solar Powered & Data Streams Over WiFi (GSM coming later in 2017)

Realtime alerts about a growing number of hive states: all clear, pre-swarm, swarming, varroa mites, etc.

Monitor temperature & humidity inside and outside the hive as well as barometric pressure.

Safety alarm: Get notified if the hive is being stolen, attacked, or is knocked over.

Monitor the charge of the battery.

Solar Powered & Data Streams Over WiFi (GSM coming later in 2017)

Realtime alerts about a growing number of hive states: all clear, pre-swarm, swarming, varroa mites, etc.

Buzz Box App
The best companion for your Beehive.

The Buzz Box Application is a mobile app that can be used to remotely monitor your hive conditions. The system will automatically determine what your bees are doing and send you notifications if anything significant changes.

Open Source Beehives
Learn More About the Project
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We’ve developed five pieces of open technology that we use:

Beehives
Colorado Top Bar & the Barcelona Warre

The Colorado Top Bar & the Barcelona Warre beehives are open source, flat pack, snap fit hives that respect natural beekeeping principles to create ideal conditions for your bees. Buy them from us or make them in your local Fab Lab or maker space.

Field Data Logger
Raspberry Pi with Microphone & Infrared Camera

The Field Data Logger is used to gather pristine audio and video data from beehives, and we use this information to train the classification algorithm used to detect what state your bees are in.

Beehive Classification Algorithm
Beehive Audio Listening Software

The Beehive Classification Algorithm analyzes hive audio signals, identifies unique properties in the sound, and correlates them with a growing list of beehives conditions like swarming, wax moth invasion, or even catastrophe (theft or invasion).

Buzz Box Hardware
Custom board that monitors ambient & hive conditions.

The Buzz Box Hardware is a custom designed board that can be noninvasively installed in your hive. It tracks external and internal temperature and humidity, barometric pressure, battery charge, hive vibration, and it has a high fidelity microphone. It is solar powered and streams the data via WiFi or GSM to your smart phone application.

Buzz Box Application
The best mobile companion.

The Buzz Box Application is a mobile app that can be used to remotely monitor your hive conditions. The system will automatically determine what your bees are doing and send you notifications if anything significant changes.