Catch box

The device I have been working on is for detecting bees moving into a catch box.  I’ve been caught out more than once, by having this happen without my noticing for a couple of weeks (remote location).  Results in loads of wild comb and necessitates a cut out.

Internals showing board, antenna and Lipo.

So a LoRa (or cellular of course) Arduino with an infrared or ultrasonic distance sensor can monitor a catch box and detect a cluster of bees.

IR sensor mounted in a super seen from below)

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