About Us

About us

Where cutting edge technology meets beekeeping.

ApisProtect brings groundbreaking technology to commercial beekeeping. Using a combination of IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies we remotely extract and interpret data from hives. We convert this data into meaningful insight about operations, enabling beekeepers to deploy their labour and resources to maximum effect, creating an extra $100 of value per hive annually. ApisProtect is providing the most accurate, reliable, and beekeeper-friendly technology in this market.

Headquartered in Ireland, capitalising on innovative and award-winning academic research, ApisProtect uses cutting-edge science, engineering, and advanced business processes to bring honey bee-saving technology to every corner of the globe. The global bee population, which is vital for the environment, human health, and global food security, is declining and under continued threats, including climate change, biocide use, pathogens and suboptimal management practices. ApisProtect’s disruptive innovations help combat these threats. Led by a female CEO, it takes pride in its ten employees, having equality and green policies at its core.

The company was founded in 2017 to design and create ground-breaking hive-management technology in Europe. The company has built an innovative system involving sensors, global communications, and artificial intelligence to proactively improve beekeeping outcomes while increasing productivity and reducing beekeeping costs.

To find out more, log on to www.apisprotect.com or follow us on social media Twitter – @ApisProtect, Facebook – @ApisProtect, Instagram – @ApisProtect

Watch this episode of BBC World Follow the Food Documentary to learn more about our technology and how we can help beekeepers to reduce honey bee losses and increase productivity with state of the art technology.

Our Team

Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr Pádraig Whelan

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer

Lindy Verstraten

Operations Manager

Aoife O’Mahony

Head of Marketing

Richard Weedle

Data Scientist

Andy O’Riordan

Senior Software Engineer

Chloe O’Connor

Marketing Executive

Dr Eoghan Staunton

Data Scientist

Our Investors

To date, we have secured over $3.6 million in seed funding led by top-tier international venture capital investors Finistere Ventures and Atlantic Bridge Capital. Radicle Growth, the Yield Lab and Enterprise Ireland also participated in the investment round.

Watch this short video to learn more about how Atlantic Bridge has supported our team and helped us launch our bee monitoring system in Ireland and the U.S.

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