BeeDar Pollination Mapping System


About the Technology

Bee Innovative’s ‘BeeDar’ system provides growers with an assessment of honeybee
pollination activity in their crops. A drone, equipped with the BeeDar technology, is flown over crops to produce pollination heat maps. These maps are analysed by Bee Innovative and provided to the grower with specialist advice on how to improve pollination rates.

The Technology Provider

Bee Innovative is an Australian company based in the Hunter Valley and has been operating on a commercial basis since 2018. The company’s two co-founders combined their extensive respective experience in beekeeping and electronic engineering to develop BeeDar.

This case study provides an overview of findings from the technology trials including:

  • What the technology delivers
  • What is required from the farmer
  • How the technnology works
  • Current and potential applications of the technology
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Grower feedback
  • Additional considerations that should be taken into account when deciding whether to utilise the technology

Presentation of this case study is for information purposes only. It does not constitute a commercial endorsement by the stakeholders of the Bundaberg Agtech Hub.

Trials conducted by Hinkler AgTech Initiative

The CQUniversity Hinkler AgTech Initiative was funded through the Hinkler Regional Deal. The Hinkler Regional Deal is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.

CQUniversity will not be liable for any damage arising directly or indirectly from reliance on information obtained from this document. It is provided in good faith without express or implied warranty. * All published costs and other details are current as of February 2023.