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The Project

Pollenize is a social enterprise company that's at the forefront of bee protection and sustainability within Plymouth city.

Working with communities, schools and researchers, they use technology, apiary best practice and public engagement to reverse the decline of the city’s pollinators. By embedding sensors in hives for remote data collection, they can better understand the health and environment of the honey bees.

Pollenize worked with Impact Lab initially to access a grant allowing them to expand the network of connected smart hives, which has now expanded into a full project for their website. Impact Lab created a custom mapping tool that allows interactive data layers for hive locations, seed shops and citizen data collection, mapping where seeds have been sown, and providing clear and precise visualisation of Pollenize related activities.