beekeeping

Make:cast – Machine Learning for Beekeepers

You can learn a lot about the health of a hive by listening to the sounds that bees make, as a beekeeper would do. The developers of the LongHive project, featured in Make Magazine Vol 75, tell us about their efforts to use machine learning to detect the presence of the queen bee by recording the sounds of the bees in the hive.

Continue Reading

Build a Backyard Bee Hotel

Ideas and instructions for building a 5-star bee hotel for solitary bees

Continue Reading

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 sources of water to rehydrate. They get this water from places like […]

Continue Reading

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 front page of Ignite Phoenix.

Continue Reading

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 the 5th year running, and you can still be part of it as a maker, presenter, demonstrator, and, of course, visitor.

Continue Reading