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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.

BEES UW poster


University of Waterloo original logoI was recently interviewed by a group of Systems Design Engineering students from the University of Waterloo regarding beekeeping. The students are working together on a project to improve beekeeping practices and reduce the time or effort involved in performing routine tasks as a beekeeper.

These students have assembled a survey that they would like many beekeepers to fill out to help with their project. If you have 5 minutes and would like to help out this group of students, please fill out their survey. Fill out only the questions that apply to you.

Here is the link to the survey: Beekeeping Engineering Survey