Robot hives hope to keep bees buzzing


Bees work in a new hive, part of the high-tech Beehome project, in Israel's Kibbutz Bet Haemek in the northern Galilee. The apiaries are decked out with high-tech artificial intelligence systems set to ensure longevity for these vital pollinators. — AFP

They function as normal hives, but apiaries built at a kibbutz in Israel’s Galilee are decked out with high-tech artificial intelligence systems set to ensure longevity for these vital pollinators.

“There are two million bees here,” said Shlomki Frankin as he walks into a 12-square-metre container in Kibbutz Beit Haemek in northern Israel.

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