Objective Our objective is to be able to remotely predict battery failure time and risk based on weather forecasts.
The long term goal is to be able to make it cheaper to monitor bee hives and predict colony collapse, and potentially understand more about how chemical impact in the environment affects colony collapse.
Additional Data Integration
Bee pollination is critical for many crops such as Almonds, and increases output and efficiency in others, such as Sunflower and Canola. Long term being able to relate data to crop output vs. "Bee Health," over a growing season may have interesting implications.
We would be interested in using the USDA Quickstats API to make additional inferences that may take this project beyond tracking singular beehives: [ http://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/api ].