Co-founders Thomas Noonan and Tomas Hrdlicka established Farmer’s Hive in Vancouver, Canada as part of an Agri-Tech IoT incubator. (IoT refers to The Internet of Things and is the ability for technology in everyday objects to send and receive data). Hailing from different shores Thomas from Ireland and Tomas from Czechia. They came together to create one of the finest technologies in the Agri-Tech Industry.
Since then the two co-founders have assembled a dynamic team. Comprised of software and hardware engineers, data scientists, and business developers. We use our expertise in IoT to focus on agriculture. With over 15 years of experience to develop our technology. We enable farmers to remotely track environmental data for the purpose of analysis & predictions.
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Quality comes first for Farmer’s Hive users. European and US components are used to build our IoT sensors to monitor environmental data that is directly stored, organized & safeguarded on our server infrastructure. Using mobile & web applications that run on cloud-based technology.
Each device made comes with a CE certification. The CE marking symbolizes product conformity with one or more applicable European product directives. The product shall be provided with an EU Declaration of Conformity document, which defines the directive(s) and the relevant standards the product conforms to. Our solution is plug and play and connects directly to the internet. This means users do not need to use any gateway, dedicated internet connectivity,or installation assistance by third parties. The sensor device starts to operate within a few minutes after it is fully charged or connected to a power source.
Through this process, communication is provided in real-time to increase productivity.
Benefits to farming with IoT
Enhanced Monitoring. IoT technology enables real-time monitoring of crucial parameters such as temperature, humidity, soil moisture, soil temperature and water, allowing farmers to make data-driven decisions and optimize farming conditions.
Increased Efficiency. With IoT devices, tasks such as irrigation can be automated, reducing manual labour and improving overall efficiency.
Precision Farming. IoT sensors provide accurate data about plant health, enabling precise interventions such as targeted irrigation, customized & timely disease detection, resulting in improved yields and healthier crops.
Resource Optimization. By monitoring and analyzing data, IoT systems help farmers optimize resource usage, such as water and energy, reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact.
Early Detection of Issues. IoT devices can detect anomalies and alert farmers to potential problems such as pest infestation, disease outbreak, or equipment malfunction, allowing for early intervention and prevention.
Remote Management. IoT technology enables farmers to remotely monitor and control their farming operations, providing flexibility and convenience while ensuring continuous oversight of critical processes.
Data-Driven Decision Making. The wealth of data collected through IoT devices empowers farmers to make informed decisions, optimize farming practices, and improve productivity and profitability.
Sustainability. By enabling efficient resource management, reducing chemical usage, and promoting sustainable farming practices, IoT contributes to environmentally friendly and sustainable farming methods.
Welcomed into the field by farmers and growers
We were immediately welcomed into the field by farmers and growers. We discussed the benefits of sensor technology and the obstacles that could ensue. We listened to an entire generation explaining the importance of innovation in farming. Knowing the Internet of Things was no different from past advances.
Our objective was clear, to communicate various applications on the farm smartly and efficiently. This meant wireless, with no computers, no third party providers (Network), or installers. The design needed to allow instant remote monitoring of assets and microclimates in real-time for the purpose of analysis and predictions to close yield gaps. All the while increasing plant health & farm profitability. When we returned to the lab we got to work. Designing and testing various ways to achieve a low cost, low energy, easy to access, and easy to install solution. We completed our task. Farmer’s Hive is now available in Canada, the US & Mexico.