You are here

Solar Powered Colony Health Monitoring System for Pollinators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2013-00426
Agency Tracking Number: 2013-00426
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.13
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003848
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
158 WHEATLAND DR
Pembroke, VA 24136-0000
United States
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Theodore Distler
 PI
 (540) 626-6266
 tdistler@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Melissa Campbell
Title: CFO
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Email: mcampbell@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract

This project will provide researchers a valuable tool to better learn about bees in almost any enviornment. The self contained power through PV panels will allow these hives to be used without the need to an outside powersource. Researchers can monitor stationary hives, as well as commercial pollination operations. Apiarists can also use these hives to gather data and monitor their own colonies. The hives will allow them to learn about the health of their hive, better productivity methods, and colony cycles within their local enviornment.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government