Innovation in the case study
The aim of the informal partnership was to find a practical solution to a problem facing beekeeping in some regions of Bulgaria – thefts of beehives, especially in remote areas.
Although in recent years was a boom in beekeeping, a lot of the hives were located outside populated areas, and very often they were far from bee pastures. As a result of interactions between the start-up and the end-users, an innovative beehive (AS hive) was developed. The beehive reduced the beekeeping workload by 2 to 3 times, allowing a beekeeper to handle a much larger number of hives.
It also included an innovative pollen catcher that reduced the cleaning work of the beekeepers and an innovative feeder adapted to all types of feed.
A security system could be added to prevent the risk of hive theft, especially in apiaries that were remote from towns and therefore theft-prone. The AS hive was aimed at making apiaries cost-effective in remote, difficult-to guard places, close to bee pastures.
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