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October 11, 2016

From: ITPro

Tech for good isn’t just about helping the planet or people, it’s a new way of doing business


A tech solution to save bees

There’s major potential in using tech to save endangered species, particularly bees. In the 1950s, there were 50 species of bee, but now there are only 25. Their decline has been provoked by a plethora of causes, from climate change to diseases. But two tech companies have developed a solution that could save them.

Digital security company Gemalto and Internet of Things (IoT) firm Eltopia teamed up with the University of Minnesota on a project to stop bee extinction. They created an IoT solution called MiteNot, which aims to address colony collapse disorder (CCD), which is fuelled by the Varroa Destructor Mite and has caused honey bee populations to decline by 58%.

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