To free honeybees, beekeepers and the ecological system from the deadly effects associated with the varroa mite bee parasite and help beekeepers to maintain their hives easily and profitable again.
We have developed the first holistic autonomous system for precise delivery of bee healing compounds within hives, governed by remote hive sensing & management platform; the device enables sublimation (transferring from solid to gas phase) of a minuscule pulse of gas that spreads uniformly within the hive. Treatment information and hive health signals are being collected and stored in the cloud to allow monitoring and analysis in a dedicated mobile app.
The Varroa mite problem
It is more than a decade that beekeepers around the globe experience significant and abnormal colony losses. Pathogens, pesticides, loss of habitats, malnutrition and more have been suggested as possible sources. However an increasing amount of evidence point for the global spread of the Varroa mite, a multi virus transmitter bee parasite, as the main source for honey bees decline.
Dr. Avi Ben Shimon (CEO) | a scientist and second-generation beekeeper with a special interest in education. Avi is anagronomist, and holds a Ph.D. in computational biology from the Weizmann institute. He is also experienced in product prototyping and intellectual property.
Mr. Ziv Carthy (Executive Chairman) | a founding partner at Copia Agro and Food- a V.C. focused in early-stage agro-food innovations.
Ziv co-founded and led a software startup that was sold to SAP AG, where he subsequently held senior executive positions. Ziv earned a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering from the Israeli Institute of Technology, and an MBA degree from Harvard University.
Dan Toren (COO) | an experienced global executive with over 10 years of track record in managing commercial operations within international markets, in securing regulatory compliance approvals, and in establishing nation-scale turn-key projects.
Ron Korkidi (Head Beekeeper) | a beekeeper and an expert in the establishment of organic farms. During his M.Sc. at Tel Aviv University & Volcani center, Ron conducted multiple field trials for anti-Varroa treatment quality assessment.
David Malchinsky (Product Engineer) | Shenkar college of engineering graduate, holds vast experience in physical product design and complex mechanical product engineering.
Gadi Kovler (Technology Leader) | Ben Gurion University School of Bio-Medical engineering graduate, holds a wide variety of technical skills and know-how.
Coby Levy (Principal Engineer) | Years of experience in high-complexity electronic-systems designing and engineering, with a hands-on approach of solving problems.
Ze’ev Jelinek (Solution Architect) | An experienced software developer with a unique multidisciplinary skillset of R&D areas such as audio mechanics & acoustics, mobile apps, deep learning and signal processing.