Nov 14, 2013

Open source DIY beehives with enviroment sensors

You can download the design files and cut the beehives on a CNC machine.

From project webpage:

The Open Source Beehives project is a collaborative response to the threat faced by bee populations in industrialized nations around the world. The project proposes to design hives that can support bee colonies in a sustainable way, to monitor and track the health and behaviour of a colony as it develops. 
Each hive contains an open source sensory kit, The Smart Citizen Kit (SCK), which can transmit to an open data platform: These sensor enhanced hive designs are open and freely available online, the data collected from each hive is published together with geolocations allowing for a further comparison and analysis of the hives.

Project webpage:

Download the files at:

Update (11.3.2014.):

They started an Indiegogo campaign, ant cooperate with Smart Citizen platform:


The team has devekoped open source AKER gardening tools and equipment: