IoBee was present at Eurbee2018, as Dr. Huw Evans, founder of Arnia, presented the developments of the project on the application of non-intrusive electronic bee hive monitoring to field studies. He exposed such developments at the 8th Congress of Apidology of European Association for Bee Research (EURBEE) that took place at the Ghent University in Belgium. The congress brought together approximately 500 participants from all over the world for an exchange on the latest advances in the field of apidology.

Dr Huw Evans, Founder of IoBee partner, Arnia, at Eurbee2018

Eurbee is held every two years and is a major international forum for discussion of the latest and most important results in bee research. The meetings bring together scientists from different fields and serve as a venue for exchanging ideas that emerge from basic and applied research and discussions on the latest and most important results in bee research.

EurBee has become the premier event for researchers studying different aspects of wild and managed bees, and how they respond to environmental changes to address problems with species conservation, pollination services, beekeeping management and colony losses.

Participants to EurBee raised issues on the decline in the population of pollinators that has been observed in recent years in many regions of the world, the reasons for this loss and its economic consequences.

Dr. Huw Evans explained the development of the electronic monitoring system that allows IoBee to monitor electronic hives in a non-intrusive way. In his presentation he introduced the audience to electronic monitoring, how it works and the different result and how does new technology benefits beekeepers and bee hives.