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Toward an intelligent and efficient beehive: A survey of precision beekeeping systems and services

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Since the end of the 20 th century, bees are suffering from increasing stress factors, leading domesticated colonies to die or at least be less productive. Precision beekeeping (PB) is an emerging field of agriculture that aims at protecting bees, supporting beekeepers, and optimizing apiary production thanks to digital infrastructures. The digitalization of apiculture first involves systems from the field of the Internet of Things (IoT), with the development of sensors to collect and transfer bee-related data. Then, data analysis comes into play, providing models that connect the data with the biological states of beehives, sometimes thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). In this paper, we describe the recent advances in precision beekeeping as systems and as services. Different types of sensors, networks, and power sources in PB are covered. The collection and use of data are described, and the performances of PB services are assessed. We also estimate the sustainability of the proposed solutions, taking into account their scalability, efficiency, and economic cost, because beekeepers need deployable research results.
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hal-03483914 , version 1 (16-12-2021)
hal-03483914 , version 2 (05-01-2022)

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Hugo Hadjur, Doreid Ammar, Laurent Lefèvre. Toward an intelligent and efficient beehive: A survey of precision beekeeping systems and services. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 2022, 192, pp.1-16. ⟨10.1016/j.compag.2021.106604⟩. ⟨hal-03483914v2⟩
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