MICA - Mobile Indoor Controlled Apiary. Research into ideal conditions for the reduction of disease transmission in commercial pollination management has lead to the design and construction of a smart apiary show to reduce colony losses. EcoHive - An Intelligent Beehive Ecosystem & Analytics. The interdisciplinary research team (Drennan, Bellucci, & Cook) is developing an intelligent beehive that seeks to improve the health of the honey bee population, assist commercial beekeepers in maintaining and transporting their colonies, and advance research into the nature of pollinators and pollination services.
integrative design, sustainability of the built environment, community engagement, LEED, regionalism, pollination