In the last years, a series of important loss of bee colonies were registered. Most of the depopulations or mortalities were assigned especially to phytosanitary treatments, nutritional status or to specific diseases. Loses are sometimes difficult to be understood as they are the result of sublethal effects of different factors or combination between them. We found that the evaluation of honeybee workers activity at the hive entrance gives relevant information about the colony level of activity and depopulation risk. Under the EU project Diatomic (https://diatomic.eu/index.php/about-us/ we developed a research& development project in order to build a connected device for the hive entrance, especially in order to count the honeybee depopulation and to alert the beekeeper in real time.
To have a better picture about the depopulation the connected device includes other functions of interest. To meet your expectation, we kindly invite you to fill in the following survey, that comprises a series of questions, regarding some basic info about your beekeeping activity, depopulation causes as well as your expectations regarding such a monitoring systems based on e-technology and Internet of Things (IoT).
The obtained data will be processed at the level of research project and subsequently published for your knowledge. You can let us your email address at the end of the survey if you like to receive information about it. This survey is also available in :- Romanian at: https://forms.gle/DTxo8xj1CwXBw94r5- French: https://forms.gle/cJmBhV11eWSPL8Pt5