Walker College professor collaborates to utilize RFID tags in research on beekeeping efficacy

Research from Dr. Joseph Cazier, professor and director of the Center for Analytics Research and Education in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, is noted in the July 2018 beeculture.com article, Catch the Buzz - New Technology Makes Commercial Beekeeping More Efficient, Profitable.

Cazier's work with Dr. James Wilkes  a professor of computer science at Appalachian and CEO of HiveTracks, an apiary management software provider to help save the bees  has made recent strides to help beekeepers make improvements to hive management to grow the bee population.

Saving the bees: Appalachian students and faculty researchers seek to recover declining honeybee population

In a new collaboration, Cazier and Wilkes are working with Brandon Hopkins, an assistant research professor in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University, to help transform commercial beekeeping practices by using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, combined with web and mobile apps, to track and manage honey bee colonies. 

View a webinar about this program featuring Dr. Hopkins.

The article details how, by using RFID technology, information can be better collected and analyzed to inform best practices in commercial beekeeping.

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Published: Jul 22, 2018 3:34pm

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