Customer Story: BeeAndme

BeeAndme

Remote analysis of bee colonies thanks to 1NCE FlexSIM cards

The Austrian company BeeAndme.com has developed an end-to-end solution that supports beekeepers in their daily work. Thanks to implemented sensors, the biodata of the beehive is tracked remotely and sent via the 1NCE network to the BeeAndme analytics portal. This allows beekeepers to not just monitor measured values in real time but also to receive notifications in case of anomalies in the bee colony. Furthermore, they can document the work of the beehive and make comparisons between colonies and locations.

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Project Brief

Industry  

Beehives remote analysis

Place

Europe

RT-standard

2G / 3G / NB-IoT

1. Background

BeeAndme.com was founded in 2017 in Austria and has invested two years of development to create an end-to-end beehive monitoring solution. The result is not only an accurate hardware but also an analytics portal, which processes the measured data and displays it clearly. Since the beehive solution is constantly used by beekeepers and enterprises, all functions are continuously enhanced to optimize the usability.

2. Challenge

The challenges in agriculture and in beekeeping are increasing rapidly. These challenges are related to diseases, environmental influences and legal requirements, which complicate the actual agricultural and productive work. The workload is high and there is little time for additional secondary activities. The beekeeping solution aims to lower management efforts and minimize costs related to inefficient time investment in the activity tracking of the beehives. The capability of remote analysis required a connectivity solution with high rural coverage based on 2G, 3G and NB-IoT in order to transmit the data from the beehive to the BeeAndme portal.

 

3. 1NCE Solution

BeeAndme.com has found in the 1NCE Lifetime Fee a connectivity solution which fits uniquely in terms of coverage, radio standards and simplicity. The 1NCE pre-paid lifetime price model offers long-term price certainty for both, BeeAndme and the beekeepers.

Thanks to 1NCE, BeeAndme.com can now offer an end-to-end beehive solution with maximum coverage and ease of use. This way, not just agriculture but also beekeeping becomes smart.

“Thanks to the 1NCE Lifetime Fee, the beehives stay connected seamlessly and conveniently to the BeeAndme analytics portal. This is a major differentiator and has enabled our agricultural business model with a proven positive impact in the management of the beehives and in the productivity of large corporation and several beekeepers dedicated to this industry”.

Patrick Köhler, Product Owner, BeeAndme

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