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

Beekeeper

Lindy Verstraten

Operations Manager

Beekeeper

Aoife O’Mahony

Head of Marketing

Beekeeper

Richard Weedle

Data Scientist

Beekeeper

Dennis Kautz

VP of Sales 

Beekeeper

Andy O’Riordan

Senior Software Engineer

Beekeeper

Colm Murphy

Senior Development Engineer

Beekeeper

Chloe O’ Connor

Marketing Intern

Beekeeper

Dr Eoghan Staunton

Data Scientist

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Cork Office

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