B-GOOD: support decision making process for beekeepers
The aim of B-GOOD is to support beekeepers by making better informed decisions. This pan-European project receives funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under agreemeent No 817622 and will run for four years.
The BEEP foundation is a consortium partner and work package leader in the B-GOOD project. B-GOOD started mid 2019 under leadership of the Ghent University. BEEP works closely with Wageningen Research and the other 15 partners to incorporate the BEEP platform in the project and further expand and improve it over the duration of the project.
Usage and expansion of the BEEP app including standardised checklists and protocols for research, deploy 400 BEEP bases, development data web portal, decision making model integration, technical support, contribution to project coordination.
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Bee Observer Bremen: Citizenship for honey bee health
The aim of the project is to recognize and decrease the risks and dangers for honey bees. The hives in this research are equiped with sensors. The measurement values are registered and evaluated. Citizens and scientist work together and create an extensive network to improve the health of honey bees.
Since 2018, BEEP works together with the University of Bremen for this German science and citizenship project. The project is led by the cognitive neuroinformatics group from the University of Bremen. There is also close collaboration with another of BEEP's open souce partners Hiveeyes.
The BEEP app is adjusted for the usage in this citizen science project, integration with Hiveeyes' hive systems, technical support.
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Van Hall Larenstein: food supply research
The aim of the project is to decide which methods can be used to measure food supply for wild and honey bees in 2020.
This project is led by the Dutch lecturer on bee health at Van Hall Larenstein, Frens Pries. Partners in the project are the Dutch Beekeepers Association (Nederlandse Bijenhoudersvereniging - NBV), Beekeepers Netherlands (Imkers Nederland) en BEJO seeds (BEJO zaden).
Facilitate specific checklist for the research in the BEEP app, deploy eight BEEP bases, technical support, contribution to project coordination.
Your project or research with BEEP
The BEEP platform provides a basis to set up a research project. Available elements from BEEP are:
- Standardized data input through the BEEP app
- Automatic bee colony data collection through the BEEP base
- Data storage and access
- Technical support
- Project advice
BEEP added a specific research functionality to the platform in March 2020. This enables the researcher to:
- Add a research to the BEEP app
- Enable BEEP users to share their data for the benefit of the research
- Design one or more checklists for the research and share them with BEEP users associated with the study
- Access to inspection data and measurement data through download or API with the consent of BEEP users (in development)
For more information on the possibilities to organise your research using the open source BEEP platform, please contact Marten@beep.nl.
In addition to the projects mentioned above, BEEP is currently collaborating actively with the following partners and sponsors:
- Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
- SIDN fonds
- Wereld Natuur Fonds
- Landschap Noord-Holland
- Van Dijk Nijkamp
- Ars-Donandi + Russell-ter Brugge fonds
- Pure Energie Fonds
- Mens en Zijn Natuur Stichting
- Gravin van Bylandt Stichting
- VBVB ICT
- DeLaMar Theater