Come out to the MIX@InnovationHall and hack a real beehive (sans bees). Learn about bees, the internet of things, electronics, sensors, coding and customer centric design.
Open to all students, faculty and staff of George Mason - regardless of experience or background. You must be one of those three.
Come explore, experiment and have a great time with Mason's community of makers, creators, innovators and entrepreneurs. Pizza, coffee, drinks, and snacks provided. It's going to 'bee' awesome.
The Honey Bee Initiative is a collaborative effort between the School of Business and College of Science at Mason.
The MIX@InnovationHall is a student run makerspace at George Mason University.
Some information you might find helpful...
- Make Magazine: The Internet of Bees: Adding Sensors to Monitor Hive Health
- USDA Release: first ever Survey on Honey Bee Colony Health (2016)
- EPA Report: Colony Collapse Disorder webpage
- PBS Series Silence of the Bees: sample "Inside the Hive (2:41)" YouTube
- U of Illinois Engineering students 2014 paper on smart hives: Monitoring Honey Bee Hives Using Acoustic & Thermal Sensors
- Honey Bee Initiative Director German Perilla's work is featured in a new book on Tropical Conservation
More resources to come in the future... Feel free to contact us with items/media you think we should share/view.