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Build a Backyard Bee Hotel

Ideas and instructions for building a 5-star bee hotel for solitary bees
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New Project: The Internet of Bees: Adding Sensors to Monitor Hive Health

Learn how to pull realtime sensor data from a beehive to monitor its weight, temperature, and humidity over the internet.
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How to Make a Safe Watering Hole for Bees

It’s spring and that means it’s time for nature’s critical pollinators to get busy. As you undoubtedly know, bee populations are in trouble and can use any kind of help they can get. Bees work hard this time of year and need available…

Scientific Mom at Ignite Phoenix

Amy Oyler, The Scientific Mom, and her daughter have learning adventures. Tune in to Phoenix Ignite on Oct. 18th 2013, at 6:30 pm (MST) to hear about their day spent as beekeepers. There are 18 speakers in all. The event will be streamed live on the fr…

Homegrown Village: Food, Farming, and More

The Homegrown Village at Maker Faire celebrates the fact that farmers and food makers are the original makers. After all, the earliest examples of tool-making and innovation is for the making, hunting, and growing of food. Homegrown Village is back for…

Maker Faire New York: Real Time Bee Counter with Cloud Datalogging

From Instructables user hydronics comes this electronic bee-counter that mounts over a hive’s entrance, dividing it into many channels, each as wide as a single bee, and each equipped with a pair of IR reflectance sensors. When a bee passes through, the order in which the sensors are tripped reveals if it is coming or going.