Design of an automatic real-time beehive temperature and humidity monitoring and control system
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A beehive is a box or other shelter for a colony of bees, in which they make and store honey. Bees are very important for terrestrial ecosystems and, above all, for the subsistence of many crops, due to their ability to pollinate flowers. Due to the habits of bees, beekeeping is typically carried out away from homesteads; nonetheless, if it is not frequently monitored, farmers may suffer a huge loss. Beekeeping is becoming more popular in Uganda due to its many advantages in terms of its products, mainly honey and wax, and because it is very profitable, which boosts the economy of the nation more than other agricultural activities like poultry keeping, among others. Beekeeping is becoming more popular in Uganda as a result of its many advantages in terms of its Products like honey and wax are particularly profitable, which increases the country’s economy as compared to other agricultural activities like raising poultry, among others, economy. In the proposed system, the DHT22 sensors are used to monitor the temperature both in and outside of the beehive and also control temperature using the fan and a PTC air heater. This system will reduce the increasing losses in Agriculture mainly from the beekeeping sector caused due to high or low temperatures in the hive.