Agrisound to the Bee rescue
A company from GB is setting up a sensor network similar to gunshot sound sensors.
A company from GB called Agrisound is setting up a sensor network. Similar to gunshot sound sensors. But instead of gun sound detection, they developed something nature friendly.
To help bees, and other “good” insects.
Agrisound's sensor senses the wingbeat's sound and sends the data to the web to analyze.
Farmers and beekeepers can then act upon this data, to act. Pollinators (Bees included) are vital to agriculture. And to nature. And it's not just domestic bees. Pollinators range from a variety of bees to wasps. In certain circumstances, even bats and birds.
World has seen a drastic decline in pollinators. Hence endangering not only the food supply but nature by itself. Without those little insects, nature will die off, and so will we.
Because it is not just about the honey. It's about every flower, crop, and bush. In one way or another, bio-engineering does not work as well as people think. We need those pollinators to survive and thrive. Unless you wanna eat tasteless stuff for the rest of your shortened life.
Startups are trying to reverse the cycle. Agrisound is only one of them.
We have a data startup that lobbies to limit insecticides and pesticides. Fun fact: One data company found that one pesticide was ineffective. Not just that, users were even worse off than if they did not use the product.
When scientists delved deeper, a crazy result emerged. The pesticide did not kill the pest, but it did kill lots of insects that feed on that pest. Hence - the problems thrived because of the pesticide. The Irony...
Growing bumble bees for indoor farming. Specific sweet flowers attract bees. Even farming Ladybugs and selling a bunch of them.
Crazy? I tried buying the ladybugs, stopped killing the wasps, and used a physical instead of a chemical deterrent to ants.
Way fewer “real” pests in my garden, but more variety of “good” bugs. Now, I don't see all of them as pests but as helpers.
Wasps, Ladybugs eat Aphids (greenfly). With fewer greenflies, fewer problems with plants.
And that nasty ants actually "farm" Aphids, so try to limit their way because the farming ants travel up and down the plants and trees to take care of the bugs and get a drop of sugar in exchange.
How to stop them, if you really need to? Some tape and/er Diatomaceous earth.
Natural, but most effective, as Mark Rober proved in his latest youtube video about bed bugs.
Sometimes natural, simple remedies work the best, short term and long term.
Yes, they are working together, so we should too.