It's National Honeybee Day 2020, and COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the food supply chain that helps nourish people in all corners of the world. But an even older "pandemic" – the plight of honeybees – also threatens the world's food supply.
In both cases, SAS analytics strives to make it easier to understand data signals as they're happening so effective interventions can take place. In this instance, technologies are at work to save honeybees, the world's No. 1 food crop pollinator.
"I'm an avid beekeeper, and it's exciting to work with a group of data scientists who want to find new ways to support this critical global effort," said Sarah Myers, AgTech Marketing Manager at SAS.
SAS Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled beehives use streaming analytics to interpret hive data flowing from embedded sensors to help beekeepers better understand which units need help.
Hive data is sent to the cloud to allow for the continuous measurement of:
Read more details about using IoT technologies to protect honeybees in this paper from SAS Global Forum 2020:
Noninvasive Beehive Monitoring Through Acoustic Data Using SAS Event Stream Processing and SAS Viya
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