- The organization can monitor their bees’ health and mobility in real-time, enabling early diagnosis of mite infections.
- BeeHero has already worked with some of the largest almond growers in California, who account for most of the world’s almond supply.
- The company anticipates handling 100,000 hives by the end of the year, making it the largest pollination service in the United States of America.
- The company’s primary purpose is to expand its operations and almond production beyond the borders of the United States.
BeeHero provides high-precision pollination services that are at the cutting edge of technology. According to experts, with limited resources and fast increasing demand, industrial farming has reached a breaking point and will not meet the needs of a hungry world shortly. Farmer crop yields can be increased through the use of remote sensor technology in commercial beehives. We help farmers enhance crop yields by providing pollination services that integrate robust machine learning algorithms with remote sensor technology.
Precision apiculture is the next big thing for forward-thinking farmers. BeeHero has raised $19 million in new capital to help it expand beyond its original markets and find new uses for the unique data it collects from thousands of active honeybee colonies. It’s not surprising given the company’s rapid growth since its seed financing last year.
Thus, the organization can monitor the health and mobility of their bees in real-time, detecting issues like mite infestations early on. So agricultural yields improve, bees thrive, and you spend less time at the tractor. It can take a long time for beehives put in fields and regularly examined to bear fruit. A hive may have collapsed or been pollinating inefficiently, rendering acres of land unsuitable for the season.
Omer David, CEO and co-founder of BeeHero, asserted that the existing technique to pollination is “challenging.” The scarcity of beehives forces you to accept an unknown package and trust in your good fortune. Pollination planning should not be done in this manner. Understand the sources of stress as well as the wide range of inputs and outputs available to you. Implementing this in more traditional industries that rely on less data, on the other hand, is a difficult task.
The outcome was fantastic traction, according to Davidi, once they worked out how to engage with farmers, many of whom are slowly but steadily adopting new solutions during the initial hectic months of the pandemic. The advantages are a source of concern for them, and, logically, they would suspect firm entrepreneurs who promise quick cures (via video talks and virtual demos, no less) are defrauding them out of their hard-earned money.
“When I first met with you, I told you that we would have to notify everyone that our sunflower and cash nut production has increased by a stunning 1000 percent! You should, however, proceed with caution. This has been their practice for many generations. According to him, as soon as you pretend to have “figured it all out,” you lose all credibility in the eyes of others. As a result, we were obliged to promise less and deliver more, resulting in us designing an onboarding experience devoid of personalized touches. Once they see the results, they’ll want to continue doing it year after year.”
As a result of its efforts, BeeHero is now collaborating with several of California’s biggest almond growers, who provide the vast bulk of the world’s supply of almonds. The company expects to have handled 100,000 hives by the end of the year, making it the largest pollination service in the United States of America.
The sum of $15,000.00 In addition to the Arison Group, the Rabo Food and Agri Innovation Fund, iAngels, FirstTime, J-Ventures, UpWest, and Entrée Capital have all contributed to the round. Four million dollars in grants have been awarded to the European Commission, the BIRD Foundation, and the Israel Innovation Authority.
The company’s primary goal is to expand its operations beyond the United States and almond production. Berries, avocados, and apples will be the first fruits and vegetables to be introduced to the menu, followed by crops such as sunflower and soybeans. To begin with, tomato plants, which are often cultivated in greenhouses, might be a viable option. Plans for Australia and Europe are in the works, but they are dependant on partnerships and other factors that are not yet known. On the good side, the funds are available to get them both off the ground.
Davidi is confident that the emerging bee activity database will be a valuable resource in various other ways. At the same time, he is realistic about where they are in the process.
To put it another way, as a data scientist, I can guarantee you that we know absolutely nothing. BeeHero, on the other hand, is accumulating by far the most data on bees and their surroundings, and the term “we” refers to the industry as a whole. There is a lot of information to be gained from pesticides, invasive species (they’re on the lookout for murder hornets), shifting weather patterns, crops, planting styles, as well as hive and pollination responses, and the company’s work is only getting started.
According to Davidi, “For instance, we’re only just learning this, but bees know about rainfall 30 minutes before it happens,” Davidi said. Why? How? Whatever the truth is, it has the potential to be a valuable piece of information for farmers and the apiculture industry in general.
Researchers have created relationships with organizations such as the World Bee Project, the Japanese Ministry of Culture, and others in the academic community and beyond, demonstrating considerable untapped potential in this plethora of knowledge. We are interested in any information you may have about bees, given the importance of pollination to the global food supply and the growing number of difficulties bees are experiencing.