Monitoring beehives to redefine agriculture.
Genius can strike at any time, but it seems especially appropriate that the idea for Bryan Hoyt’s company came to them mid-flight. Making idle chit-chat on a plane back to his hometown in Christchurch, New Zealand, a friend of his happened to be seated next to a seasoned beekeeper.
What started as friendly small talk quickly turned into a big idea, with even bigger implications for the global agricultural industry.
Ben and Berwyn, the Hoyt team founded Hivemind, a satellite-connected beehive monitoring system.
"There have been multiple times I’ve been sitting in the rain with my ThinkPad, gathering data in a field while connected via satellite to a series of beehives—which admittedly, is a funny looking scenario"
- Bryan Hoyt, Founder of Hivemind