Thursday, July 25, 2024

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Pioneering a New Pollination Ideology to Advance Agriculture Beyond the Current Realm of Reality

BeeHero, the pioneer of precision pollination, has officially published comprehensive data-driven bee activity insights from the 2022-2024 almond pollination seasons. According to certain reports, these insights revealed how BeeHero-managed hives demonstrated a higher degree of effectiveness, with an average of nearly 50% more bee-frames per hive compared to the industry standard. Such an edge would go onto play a part in the creation of stronger colonies, while simultaneously enabling BeeHero to optimize hive placement and reduce the number of hives required per acre in almond orchards, thus triggering enhanced pollination at a lower input-to-output ratio for growers. Next up, the research also dug into a significant difference in the average daily bee flight hours (BFH) measured by BeeHero’s sensors, as compared to the traditional bee flight hour calculations. You see, conventional bee flight hour methods recorded a total of 2.7 daily BFH over the 2022 and 2023 almond pollination seasons, whereas BeeHero was able to more accurately measure almost double this amount, at 5.9 daily BFH. But what actually causes this disparity? Well, the answer to that can be had once you consider how conventional calculation methods rely rather overtly upon and proximity to local national weather stations,

“We are excited to be consistently achieving new, pivotal milestones on our mission to transform pollination efficiency through transparency and data-driven precision,” explained Omer Davidi, CEO and Co-Founder of BeeHero. “Our findings showcase the critical nature of robust data in optimizing pollination activities, and our unique ability to provide previously unknowable insights – and as a result, stronger hives and more accurate yield predictions – to industry stakeholders. We look forward to continuing to reshape industry paradigms, empowering growers and beekeepers to better foster bee welfare and bolstering productivity for greater profitability.”

Markedly enough, for the 2024 almond pollination season, BeeHero admitted into the fold various proprietary tools to extract its unparalleled dataset on bee behavior and pollination efficacy. On a more granular level, the company introduced a Deployment Planning Tool to help beekeepers visualize their almond orchards and strategically plan daily tasks for maximum efficiency. On top of that, BeeHero’s Hive Tracker tool also played a big part by letting growers access real-time insights into hive shipment and placement. Hold on, there is more, considering we still haven’t touched on BeeHero’s new mobile growers platform, which provided growers with seamless access to hives’ frame counts and other critical information and updates.

The development in question delivers a rather interesting follow-up to a recent study conducted by BeeHero and the USDA, a study where it was revealed that bee colony strength and hive entrance orientation affected honey bee foraging behavior. The study also offered actionable insights to improve pollination efficacy.

“The findings from these past pollination seasons – both in our research and in the field – highlight the profound potential of our innovative technology to revolutionize pollination practices, fostering a sustainable ecosystem that benefits both beekeepers and growers,” said Yuval Regev, CTO and Co-Founder of BeeHero. “By illuminating intricate bee behavior patterns and ecosystem dynamics, we are pioneering a new frontier in pollination science and technology.”

In case you still need further testimony to understand BeeHero’s excellence in what it does, you can look at the company’s assortment of awards. For instance, founded in 2017, BeeHero has already secured a place on Cleantech Group’s 2024 Global Cleantech 100 list, the 2024 Founder’s Games for social impact, CNBC’s 2023 Disruptor 50 list, along with plenty other pieces of recognition.