Back in the fall, I was interviewed by a group of four 4th-year Systems Design Engineering students from the University of Waterloo. They have spent the last several months researching beekeepers and the problems that they encounter in the apiary.
I went to their final presentation to see what they had come up with. The students designed an innovative system referred to as the Beekeeper Effort Enhancement System (B.E.E.S.) that involves cameras, weight sensors and a unique horizontal layout system using Langstroth hive bodies. Here is a quick interview showing what they created.
Update April 8, 2013:
The team from UW sent me their large poster from the display which I have linked to below. Click the image for the large size.