bees

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.

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Building A Bee Sucking Vacuum

When you need to move a lot of bees, maybe a vacuum is the perfect tool.

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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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Rockin’ 26’ Drivable Bumbleebee Shoots Fire from Its Antennae

The buzz about this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area is that a sweet, bee-themed art car called Apis Inlusio will be there. Lovingly built by a group of self-taught Burning Man veterans appropriately known as BeeCharge Camp, the Apis Inlusio combines the kind of whimsical inspiration and impressive ingenuity that epitomizes the spirit of Maker […]

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

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Ingenious Hive Design Gives You Honey on Tap

There’s a new way to collect honey and it’s never been sweeter. Flow Hive may have solved the hassle of getting the honey from the hive. Father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson have come up a great solution that offers honey on tap straight from the hive.  Does it sound too good to […]

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Milk and Honey Soap

As an engineer, I tend to gravitate towards the mechanical and electrical posts for Make, but all of us (hopefully) use soap. Some days, like when doing preventive maintenance, engineers need quite a lot of it, and possibly even a new set of clothing. In the video below, you can see some of what appears […]

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