Kwadwo Amoako

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2022.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Andy Wolfe


Honeybees are important pollinators and are essential in the preservation of ecosystems as well as agricultural production. They are crucial to the pollination of 85% of the world’s food crops. However, honeybee populations have been in decline over the past decade, due to external environmental conditions such as diseases and pests (invasive varroa mite), pollution (insecticide), or inadequate forage/poor nutrition. These conditions can have a severe impact on the health of hives. This project will serve as a tool for the monitoring system of tracking the activities of honeybees entering and exiting their beehive. The health condition of the bee colony can be assessed by checking the flight activities of the honeybee at their hive entrances, that is by capturing the key events and parameters of the bee colony. By doing this, it will enable the beekeeper to better care for their hive.