In order to give you a better service Deutsche Messe uses cookies. If you continue we assume that you consent to receive cookies on all Deutsche Messe websites. Legal Notes


Connected bees hum better

A Hamburg-based startup puts farmers and fruit growers into contact with beekeepers to ensure that fruit crops are successfully pollinated. Many other startups are also active in the agricultural sector.

08 Dec. 2017

The death of the bees will also be the end of humankind, it is said.

The new platform therefore aims to connect beekeepers and farmers. The current discussion about the disappearance of insects once again shows that humans and animals depend on each other, according to the three founders of the Hamburg-based startup. Not only can bee populations be booked online via the platform, the startup also designs positioning plans to ensure the best possible pollination of the cultivated areas.

As the network now includes 3,000 beekeepers, the bees only have to be transported a maximum of 150 kilometers to the site of pollination.

It seems many entrepreneurs now see a potential for optimization in agriculture. fodjan , for example, offers a feed management platform, while InnoCow provides health tracking for cows. In agroinnovationlab , BayWa and RWA have founded a German-Austrian accelerator to promote innovations in the agricultural sector.