Bees are essential: they are the most essential link to maintain biodiversity on our planet and help ensure food security. Because of this apiculture and pollination must be promoted more than ever.
To help provide ideas about the future of this practice, the designer Seokbin Hong has developed a concept called Moving Beehive Mobility 2035. The year, it seems evident, is the one imagined for such a solution: and who knows, by then we won't really see these autonomous hives walking around accompanying bees to work.
The project, sponsored byAmerican Chemistry Council it's quite radical and at the moment I don't see it close to a realization. However, the idea can lead to more "moderate" ideas that help improve current practices.
Autonomous hives equipped with artificial intelligence
The idea revolves around the "protection" of beekeeping through artificial intelligence. This autonomous vehicle keeps the hives at optimum temperature, protects them from hornets and prevents the spread of diseases in bee colonies.
Its ideal use scenario (perhaps because it needs more help) is urban: this mobile hive is ideal for open pollination in orchards without.
How Mooving Beehive Mobility works
The autonomous vehicle monitors the number of bees in the artificial colony enclosed within and the temperature levels in real time. The entrance to the hives, located at the bottom of the vehicle, can be opened or closed as desired to allow the bees to pollinate the designated area.
To prevent the hornets from decimating the bees, there is a trap on top of the vehicle, which attracts the insects and catches them.
The hives are equipped with a special “cell” for the queen, a separate section for the storage of honey and for the larvae of the hive. When mobility is not required, the vehicle can “lift” to its feet, placing the hives at the most comfortable height for beekeepers.
What do you think?
How many ideas of this concept could work? Moving Beehive Mobility 2035 is almost a "dream" that shows how we could keep bees safe, healthy and productive with the help of technology and artificial intelligence.
If you plan to dedicate yourself to beekeeping in the next few years, let's say within a decade, these could sound like "suggestions" for a future technology.