Forsage ➡ Collecting data from beehives #doingitforbees

There is a lack of relevant data to clearly explain why the deaths of bee colonies are increasing. We owe them for up to 80% crop yields. Help us find out exactly what is happening to bees. Forsage - Using technology to learn more about life of bees.

Author: Forsage

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Get to know us 🐝

A team of developers and enthusiastic beekeepers grouped as a startup that sees meaning in connecting IT and nature. This is Forsage.

We have developed a beehive monitoring system to see what's really going on with our bees. We collect and analyze data from hives so that we can understand them better and make beekeeping easier.

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No one really understands the increased mortality of bees. There are many unsubstantiated theories, however, there is no bulletproof data as proof. Information in the media is often contradictory and we do not know what to believe. There is a lack of relevant sources that would clearly tell us what is happening with our bees and what are the causes. Forsage is about to change that.

With the Forsage remote monitoring system, beekeepers know more about their bees. Scientists and analysts have valuable research data. By combining technologies and traditional methods, we want to make beekeeping more attractive field for the younger generation, while helping experienced beekeepers streamline their work. Thanks to your support, we will be one step closer to substantiated information on the condition of bee colonies and about what is happening in the hives.

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Already imagining a sensor in the beehive?

Putting sensors in hives is a breeze. They measure sound, temperature, humidity, and weight. The information is then collected and analyzed on our servers and the results are presented on the web application.

It is accessible from both a computer and a mobile. The beekeeper can monitor the hive in real-time (weight gain, honey loss, bee stress, etc.) as well as see history over time.

We are continually improving our sensors. The pilot version of the new application will be released soon, from which will the beekeeper receive notifications with advice on how to best care for his colony based on the current state of the hive.

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Why are we on Hithit and how we will use the money?

Through this campaign, we wish to raise the resources to support the research of collected beehive data. We have accumulated a lot of data over the 2 years and we need to analyze and process them. Afterwards, we will be able to provide independent information about the life of bees and answer a number of questions about their mortality in recent years.

Do you like our project? We will be very happy if you join it too. We need as many people as possible to know about our sensors. This will allow us to deploy more hives and collect and explore data even faster. Any sharing or support will help.

Thank you!

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#doingitforthebees


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  • 86 I don't want the bees to be hungry... and people in Forsage too.

    🎁 You will receive:

    Lacy phacelia (known as blue tansy or purple tansy) seeds. This flower is not only beautiful but mainly rich in nectar. Plant it in a flower pot on a window or in the garden. Bees will definitely appreciate it.

    💛 Plus:
    An E-mail with our warmest thanks.

    A good feeling that I support research and help Czech beekeeping.


    🍯 Reward Delivery: By the end of April.

    Please note: the price does not include shipping. Once we have the prices ready (April) we will sort the postage cover with you. 

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 3.82
    (CZK 100)
  • 53 Adopt a honeybee

    Soňa will name one honeybee after you. You will hear your name on the video called: “ Soňa names bees in the hive”.

    🎁 You will receive:

    An email with our most sincere thanks and a virtual adoption letter

    📍Do not forget to include the name of your bee so we know how you wish to name it.  

    🍯 Reward delivery: by mid-May.

    Each video of Sona naming her honeybees will include 10 names. If you wish to have your personalised video, simply purchase 10 rewards and we will sort the details. You can imagine that as a video where Sona sits in front of her beehive and talks to her bees on a sunny day :)

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 5.73
    (CZK 150)
  • 172 I want to keep my feet warm and support your research

    🎁 You will receive:
    Quality socks. Sockies. Socky-socks. Whatever you call them. Our striped socks with embroidered bee certainly. They can not be missed. Details:  forsage.net/merch 

    💛 Plus:
    An E-mail with our warmest thanks.

    A good feeling that I support research and help Czech beekeeping.


    📍Don’t forget to state your size and type (Classic / Funky / ULet). Se the details here - forsage.net/merch. 

    🍯 Reward Delivery: By the end of April. (unless the post guys on the way like to take their time)


    Price does not include shipping. This way you can order as many socks you want and we will sort the shipping afterwards :)  

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 7.26
    (CZK 190)
  • 39 I want to be cool and I like the idea of your project.

    🎁 You will receive: 
    Stylish cotton t-shirt with a design of your choice. And not just any! We have designs for beekeepers as well as hipsters, which one would you like best? forsage.net/merch

    💛Plus:
    An E-mail with our warmest thanks.

    A good feeling that I support research and help Czech beekeeping.


    📍Don’t forget to state your size and the design of your choice.

    🍯 Reward Delivery: By the end of April.

    The same story as with the socks - price does not include shipping.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 18.72
    (CZK 490)
  • 16 Styl od hlavy k patě - triko i fusky

    🎁 Dostanu za to: 

    Kvalitní ponožky. Fusky. Fusakle. Ať už jim říkáte jakkoliv. Spolu s trikem. Tím, které si vyberete. A že je na výběr - forsage.net/merch

    💛 A navíc: 
    E-mail s naším nejsrdečnějším poděkováním

    Dobrý pocit, že podporuji výzkum a pomáhám českému včelařství. 

    📍Do poznámky nám nezapomeňte napsat jakou chcete velikost (na výběr: menší / větší) a druh 

    Fusky: na výběr classic / funky / ÚLet a velikosti menší dospělácká a větší dospělácká (pod a nad 41)

    Trika: mrkněte na web, tam jsou obrázky :)

    🍯 Doručení odměny: Do konce dubna.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 25.21
    (CZK 660)
  • 74 from 80 I want to learn how to make propolis ointment.

    🎁 What do I get? 

    Webinar from Forsage made together with an ointment company which will give you all the know-how you need to start making your own homemade ointment. 

    🍯 Reward Delivery: May


     

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 28.65
    (CZK 750)
  • 8 Fusky a sklenice medu

    🎁 Dostanu za to: 

    Zase ty fusky a k tomu sklenici domácího medu přímo od včelaře. Slýcháme od vás, že nás chcete podpořit, a že hledáte nějakou zlatou střední cestu (někteří z vás takovou kterou budete moct někoho obdarovat). Tady je. Dárkový balíček fusek a medu. 

    💛 A navíc: 
    E-mail s naším nejsrdečnějším poděkováním

    Dobrý pocit, že podporuji výzkum a pomáhám českému včelařství. 

    📍Do poznámky nám nezapomeňte napsat jakou chcete velikost ponožek (na výběr: menší / větší) a druh (na výběr: classic / funky / ÚLet) - detaily na forsage.net/merch nebo dole na konci popisku projektu.

    🍯 Doručení odměny: Do konce dubna.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 29.42
    (CZK 770)
  • 36 from 45 How to be a Czech beekeeper

    Have you ever wondered what is it like to be a Czech beekeeper? We know a way ou can czech this out. 

    🎁You will get:

    Access to our very own short "student quality" movie called "become a beekeeper". 

    As we do workshops for beekeepers beginners here in Czech we decided to put this online too and we want you to have an opportunity to czech this out too. As you probably realise, most of the knowledge is transferable anywhere :)


    🍯Reward delivery: June 

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 36.29
    (CZK 950)
  • 7 from 12 I want to try your app for two months

    Are you considering buying our equipment, but want to see what it does first? No problem!


    🎁You will receive:

    Our set for remote monitoring consists sensor in a hive (Apicula) that measures sound, temperature and humidity, a weight sensor (Cordulia) and a hub (Bombus) that sends all collected data to the web application where you can see them. This provides real-time insights on the presence of the mother, the weight gain of honey, the loss of supplies, the stress level of the bees and the current events in your hive.

    Get access to the app for two months and be able to watch one of our hives with all the features like it was your own bees. That way you can simply see if that is something you could use. Or you can of course just spy on our style of beekeeping :) Obviously, on the side, we will be letting you know what do we do in the hive so you can relate.

    Just to clarify: with this reward you are not purchasing the whole set, only the access to the app and the details around our beekeeping.


    🍯 Reward delivery: Through April / May latest.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 64.95
    (CZK 1,700)
  • 1 from 1 Beekeeping party in a caravan(maringotka) outside of Brno. Only for the chosen ones. Will it be you?

    🎁 You will receive:

    Party with our whole team (7) in our own cool caravan outside of Brno.

    ⚙ How do we do this?

    We will prepare a great party for you/your team/group (of maximum 5 people) with us in our caravan outside of Brno (Czech Republic) and show you where we keep our bees (Don't worry they are not directly in the caravan) :-).

    There will be cakes, food, beer or anything you desire.

    💛 And of course we can discuss the bees too!

    🍯 Reward Delivery: Based on agreement - you will need to get to the Czech Republic for that time you will never forget. 

    We are happy to spend more time with you than just the party and show you around a little if you will be travelling from far away :)

    The price only includes the party.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 382.04
    (CZK 10,000)
  • 1 from 5 Available in Czech only - Forsage bee-kit for one hive with an early adopter discount

    Please note: we are only able to sell this reward in the Czech Republic. (if you wish to purchase it anyway and have it picked up here by someone, let us know and we will sort it out with you - sona@forsage.net)

    🐝
    Thanks to our equipment, you will be able to keep track of your bees and help collect valuable research data.

    🎁You will receive:

    The complete set for remote bee monitoring in the Czech Republic. 

    It consists of a sensor (Apicula) that measures sound, temperature and humidity, a weight sensor (Cordulia) and a hub (Bombus) that sends all collected data to the web application where you can see it. This provides real-time insights on the presence of the mother, the weight gain of honey, the loss of supplies, the stress level of the bees and the current events in your hive.

    🍯Reward Delivery: During May (we'll do our best to make it the beginning of May).

    CZK 14,000
     

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 534.86
    (CZK 14,000)
  • 18 from 20 Available only in Czech - Forsage bee-kit for one hive

    Please note: we are only able to sell this reward in the Czech Republic. (if you wish to purchase it anyway and have it picked up here by someone, let us know and we will sort it out with you - sona@forsage.net)


    🎁You will receive:

    Complete equipment for remote bee monitoring. Although there is no discount for the first five early adopters, because we respect you as a beekeeper, we will add our amazing Forsage socks.

    Reward delivery: By the end of May.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 603.63
    (CZK 15,800)
  • 20 from 20 I want to adopt bees. My own bee-friendly office.

    Looking for an original team building activity that would have a deeper meaning? Rent corporate bees for a year!

    Or are you looking for a gift, something original, more meaningful? Or do bees just make sense to you? Bees for a year are here!

    🎁 You will receive:

    Rent one of the beehives in the Czech Republic. 

    You can track bees through the app, you will see them in person, and they can become the stars of your social networks.

    ⚙ How do we do this?

    We will rent you our beehive outside of Brno. One summer afternoon, we will take you to the hive and you will try real beekeeping with our beekeeping guru. In case you are around. Otherwise, we are happy to do bee-skype with you.

    💛As bonus photos and videos for your marketing and pleasure. The joy of support.

    🍯 Reward Delivery: During May.

    The price does not include any of your travel cost, yet if you decide to come and visit your bees we are happy to welcome you in Brno and show you the local buzz. 

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 748.81
    (CZK 19,600)
  • 1 from 5 For EU - Forsage bee-kit for one hive

    Please note: The soonest we will be able to ship to EU will be by December 2020 - so this is a perfect beekeeping Christmas present. 

    🐝
    Thanks to our equipment, you will be able to keep track of your bees and help collect valuable research data.

    🎁You will receive:

    Complete equipment for remote bee monitoring. Although there is no discount for the first five early adopters, because we respect you as a beekeeper, we will add our amazing Forsage socks.

    Reward delivery: By 20.12.2020 latest. We will do our best to make it happen much sooner. 

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 798.47
    (CZK 20,900)
  • 3 from 5 For the whole world - Forsage bee-kit for one hive

    Please note - The soonest we will be able to ship to the USA, AUS, NZ, UAE and other beautiful places all over the world is mid-2021. So this is a pre-sale. But if you go for this presale you will be in the small group of our "premium worldwide early adopters" who will be able to test our VIP packages without any additional cost. 

    🐝
    Thanks to our equipment, you will be able to keep track of your bees and help collect valuable research data.


    Reward delivery: By 20.10.2021 latest. We will do our best to make it happen much sooner. 

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 953.20
    (CZK 24,950)