Beeguard and Move & Connect are helping saving bees so we survive


Wi-Fi connectivity is non-existent in rural areas. Beeguard wanted to launch a bee monitoring device in more than 10 different countries, and expand to many others — there were too many cell contracts to negotiate to cover all the areas they needed their devices to work in.


With Move & Connect, Beeguard was able to launch their monitoring devices in 14 countries, with just one SIM model and contract. Their device worked out-of-the box in each location, facilitating their growth into many other countries.

IOT connected hive

Save the planet

Bees are part of the biodiversity on which we all depend for our survival.

They provide high-quality food—honey, royal jelly and pollen — and other products such as beeswax, propolis and honey bee venom.

As the landmark 2019 report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) notes, “Sacred passages about bees in all the worlds’ major religions highlight their significance to human societies over millennia.”

Beekeeping also provides an important source of income for many rural livelihoods. According to IPBES, the western honey bee is the most widespread managed pollinator globally, and more than 80 million hives produce an estimated 1.6 million tonnes of honey annually.

Monitoring the temperature of the brood, measuring the weight of the hive and get local weather is essential for beekeepers. It is especially important to have a device that allows you to monitor your hives remotely. BeeGuard offers an affordable solution with aremote biomonitoring system.

A device for beekeepers, farmers and finally all engaged environment actors

With Beeguard, beekeepers could remote monitoring their hives in an easy way, without any constraint like wires, solar panel, WIFI relay…. You can track the location of your apiary and be alerted whenever the hive is disturbed or when the nectar flow is starting or ending.

There is another tips, farmers, firms or public authorities can characterize the environment and biodiversity of a territory by observing the activity and heath of bees.

For that, accurate and quantitive data are mandatory. Beeguard’s tool combined with their expertise allow this.

The multi devices monitors your beehives using GPS tracking and anti-theft, hive escale, brood temperature monitoring, weather station and bee counters. It also supports international wireless cellular connectivity, so it’s easy to set up anywhere in the world.

Global coverage with just one SIM

As a Webbing’s reseller, Move & Connect provides a global network to ensure that even the most remote rural areas have an internet access. With 200 countries covered through 650 roaming agreements we never leave anyone behind. Move & Connect  agnostic SIM Cards support all technologies  3G, LTE, 5G, CAT-M and are remotely updated.

Once they are deployed on the field, the devices never have to be called back for SIM replacement thanks to their EUICC Capabilities.

With their partnership with Move & Connect, Beeguard  launched in 14 different countries.

Out-Of-The-Box connectivity ready to scale

By pre-installing the Move & Connect SIM Card into the hive monitoring devices, Beeguard can ship to beekeepers in new countries with reassurance that their device will work – without any prior testing.

Beekeepers can set up their system and start accessing data as soon as they take their devices out of the box. No more setup required. Just enjoy.

Dashboards to track insightful datas of thousands of devices

Beeguard’s device and Move & Connect ’s data dashboards seamlessly work together to help beekeepers to take care of their hives.

Flexible dynamic pool plans without commitment

Most SIM cards and cellular contracts begin charging for data usage as soon as they are shipped. But thanks to Move & Connect, there is no charge until SIM Cards are deployed on the field even if they sit idle for months.

Move & Connect’s flexible dynamic pool allows Beeguard to suspend SIM Cards when they are unused and trigger automatically the suspension of billing.

Why Saving the bees is so critical for both People and Planet

Yet, despite how critical bees are to the natural environment and human food systems, global bee populations continue to decline.

Over the past decade alone, beekeepers in the US and Europe have reported annual bee colony losses of 30% to 50%. The decline has been blamed on a variety of factors, from pesticide used to industrial farming techniques, habitat loss, and climate change.

Luckily, IoT combined with cloud technology and global cellular coverage are the three pillars that could be designed to help saving our planet.

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