sBee – Smart Beekeeping

Distributed and integrated computing platform, based on the Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things patterns, to develop mechanisms and services to improve efficiency in Beekeeping management, monitoring and control.

It is a national initiative of the Portuguese Government.

System Architecture:

    • Physical beehive monitoring infrastructure;
    • Hive/apiary/member communications infrastructure;
    • Federated Beekeeping Resources network;
    • System of monitoring and environmental control;
    • Distributed and integrated multimodal information system.
    • Artificial Intelligence services ready
    • API for integration of existing solutions
    • For all beekeeping stakeholders.
    • Green technology and Circular Economy considered


Working Plan:


  • Luís Ferreira
  • Alberto Simões
  • Joaquim Gonçalves
  • Joaquim Silva
  • Nuno Lopes
  • Hugo Lopes
  • Ricardo Barroso

Practical Results

Hive Gateway

  • sBee sensing device for the hive/super


Hive handles sensorial device

  • sBee Apiary LORA Gateway

Apiary Gateway

  • sBee Apiary weather station

Apiary weather station

Scientific Results


  1. Ferreira, L., Lopes, H., Abreu, C., Cruz-Cunha, M., & Mateus-Coelho, N. (2021). Secure Services Integration and Edge Computing for Effective Beekeeping. ARIS2 – Advanced Research on Information Systems Security, 1(1), 62–79. Retrieved from
  2. Ferreira L, Matias M, Lopes H, Dias A. sBee – Towards a Smart Beekeeping. In: 46th APIMONDIA – International Apicultural Congress. Montréal – Quebec – Canadá: APIMONDIA; 2019:262.


  1. Luís Ferreira, Resultados Finais sBee-Smart Beekeeping, XX Fórum Nacional de Apicultura 23 novembro, Viseu, 2019.
  2. Luís Ferreira, Resultados Preliminares sBee-Smart Beekeeping, XIX Fórum Nacional de Apicultura 16-18 novembro, Castelo Branco, 2018.