About Us

Where cutting edge technology meets beekeeping.

ApisProtect is inspired by proven research from academia. In 2013 Fiona Edwards Murphy began her doctoral research into the application of sensors and networking in honey bee hives. The project received international recognition, including at least 8 academic publications, awards from the Irish Research Council, the IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, and Google, as well as extensive international media attention. Most recently awarded the Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award 2018.

Following this project, ApisProtect has been formed, moving the use of technology in beehives into the commercial sphere, to provide insight for beekeepers to prevent losses and increase productivity. The team behind ApisProtect has the diverse background required to succeed in this space, including decades of engineering, scientific, beekeeping, and commercial experience.

Listen to Dr Edwards Murphy describe how ApisProtect can help beekeepers to reduce honey bee losses and increase productivity with state of the art technology in this short video (5mins)

ApisProtect’s 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


Dennis Kautz

VP of Sales 


Andy O’Riordan

Senior Software Engineer


Colm Murphy

Senior Development Engineer


Chloe O’ Connor

Marketing Intern


Dr Eoghan Staunton

Data Scientist

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Cork Office

The Rubicon Centre,
Co. Cork, Ireland,
T12 Y275