MIMA – A MINIMALLY INVASIVE OBSERVATION TOOL FOR BEEKEEPERS
Mima is the idea of a measuring instrument to help the beekeeper examine and monitor the health of the bees. Thanks to the minimally invasive approach, the beehive stays closed for the examination, preserving the sensitive microclimate and not disturbing the bees. The measuring instrument is inserted through an opening into the hive, then the readings, as well as a video transmission from inside the beehive to the spherical examination unit (SU) are analysed. Moreover, it is possible to examine an individual bee, which is gently conveyed into the SU by the transport system and presented in a magnified form on the display. This considerate interaction between mankind, machine and animal, creates a novel symbiosis between nature, culture and technology.