"In previous articles in this series, such as “Peering Into the Future: The Path to the Genius Hive,” published in the April 2018 issue of Bee Culture, we discussed the importance of data science to build tools like the Genius Hive to benefit beekeepers. In this article, we will discuss one of the most critical components to building that future, large amounts of interchangeable standardized data related to bees, bee health, and hive outcomes.
It is only with this type of data, in large enough quantities and with sufficient quality, that it will become possible to build a true genius hive. Recall that this Genius Hive is one that can guide the hive management process by taking the collective wisdom from millions of hives to optimize the best outcome for the bees, beekeepers, and the crops they pollinate.
The best way to get the data needed to build tools such as a Genius Hive is to develop and adopt a data standard. In this case, a standard would be a consistent way of recording important data related to bees and beekeeping. If everyone recorded their data in the same way, it could be aggregated and analyzed to provide insights relevant to all of us."
Continue reading HiveTracks' article "BXML PART 1 THE POWERR OF BIG DATA & ANALYTICS" at https://www.beeculture.com/bxml-part-1-the-power-of-big-data-analytics/