About Us


OSBeehives is on a mission to technify the beekeeping industry by building a global network of beekeepers and identifying causes and solutions for colony health deterioration. This mission is founded on the principles of citizen science, open data, and collaboration between beekeepers.

Our integrated hardware and software solutions make use of the latest deep neural network and digital signal processing technologies applied to beehive audio recordings and sensor measurements with the goal of detecting possible hive health problems. All of this can be done remotely and automatically, letting beekeepers know that something is going wrong so they can intervene and possibly save the colony. For example, colonies that are about to swarm have unique audio signatures and temperature changes that we can identify before the swarm itself occurs, giving the beekeeper a chance to capture the swarm or stop it entirely.

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OSBeehives BuzzBox hardware

Our products

Beehive Monitoring IoT Device

The BuzzBox is a solar-powered, Wi-Fi capable device that transmits audio, temperature, and humidity signals that are automatically analyzed using state of the art AI to predict the health of your hive. It also features theft alarms and an external weather station.

OSBeehives BuzzBox hardware
OSBeehives App
The best beekeeping app out there

The OSBeehives App is a free solution to remotely monitor hive measurements produced with a BuzzBox or any other device. The app also allows to record the sound produced by your beehive and analyze it using the same BuzzBox AI, with lots of exciting new features coming soon.

OSBeehives app mockup
OSBeehives app mockup
colorado top bar beehive
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. You can obtain the files for the hives for free in our Open Source page.

colorado top bar beehive

OSBeehives Team

team member Aaron Makaruk Aaron Makaruk


team member Tristan Copley-Smith Tristan Copley-Smith

Communications Director

team member Jonathan Minchin Jonathan Minchin

Beehive Designer

team member Peter Naylor Peter Naylor

Hardware Developer

team member Javier Andres-Calvo Javier Andrés Calvo

CFO, Data Scientist & Software Developer

team member Jeff Thomas Jeff Thomas

Software Developer

Investors & Advisors

team member Advisor Patrick Quigley Patrick Quigley

Founder, The Unstung Hero

team member Advisor Andre Houssney Andre Houssney

Founder, Zambeezi

team member Tomas Diez Tomas Diez

Founder, Fab Lab Barcelona