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An Internet of Things-Based Low-Power Integrated Beekeeping Safety and Conditions Monitoring System

Laboratory Team of Distributed Microcomputer Systems, Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Greece
Inventions 2019, 4(3), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions4030052
Received: 9 August 2019 / Revised: 29 August 2019 / Accepted: 3 September 2019 / Published: 9 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue IoT and Energy Internet)
This paper proposes a holistic management and control system for the apiculture industry (Integrated Beekeeping System of holistic Management and Control – IBSMC). This integrated beehive array system mainly focuses on the regulation of bees living conditions, targeting both minimizing bee swarm mortality and maximizing productivity. Within the proposed IBSMC system architecture, additional security functionalities are implemented for bee monitoring, low energy consumption and incidents response. As a complete unit, the proposed IBSMC system is both a hive conditions monitoring and safety system. It communicates with the outer world using low power RF data transmission and the LoRaWAN transceivers. This paper presents the proposed IBSMC architecture consisting of new beehive cells embedded with functionalities for integrated conditions regulation and security provisions, as well as the communication protocols used for facility-conditions management, incidents’ acquisition and incidents’ response. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; Wireless Communication Technologies; Wireless protocols; IoT protocols; low power; LoRaWAN; incident response; beehive management system Internet of Things; Wireless Communication Technologies; Wireless protocols; IoT protocols; low power; LoRaWAN; incident response; beehive management system
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Kontogiannis, S. An Internet of Things-Based Low-Power Integrated Beekeeping Safety and Conditions Monitoring System. Inventions 2019, 4, 52.

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