Our innovative bee monitoring technology had its beginnings in University College Cork and has since collated over 15 million data sets from across the world. Inspired by Irish beekeepers, our CEO Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy developed her award-winning PhD into a bee monitoring product for commercial and hobbyist beekeepers. 

Founded in 2017 in Cork Ireland, this technology aims to revolutionise beekeeping around the world. Led by co-founders CEO Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy and CSO Dr Pádraig Whelan, ApisProtect employs a team of eight engineers, scientists and business development experts based in the Rubicon Centre in the Munster Technological University. 

Headquartered in Cork Ireland, capitalising on innovative and award-winning academic research, ApisProtect uses cutting-edge science, engineering, and advanced business processes to bring beehive monitoring technology to every corner of the globe. 

With a new hobbyist product now available on the Irish and UK markets, ApisProtect aims to make European beekeepers the most technological advanced beekeepers in the world. We are proud to work with our Irish manufacturing partner Gentian Services LTD to develop this product here in Ireland. 

We are proud members of Guaranteed Irish, supporting Irish technology, Irish jobs and Irish beekeepers. 

Guaranteed Irish supports 1,600 indigenous and multinational businesses, employing 100,000+ people across Ireland, and generating a combined Irish turnover of €10bn annually.

The symbol is awarded to businesses that create quality jobs, contribute to local communities and are committed to Irish provenance.

ApisProtect has launched two products in three markets over the past 12 months. In December 2020, ApisProtect launched our commercial product in the US. In 2021, we launched our Irish and UK hobbyist products.

ApisProtect’s innovative technology and Fortune 500 partnerships have received global television coverage on CNNBBC Follow the Food documentary and Microsoft. Our team has received global media coverage on BBCForbesFast Company MagazineGlobal Ag Investing.  

ApisProtect was recently listed as one of the European Start-Ups to Watch in 2021 and also listed on the top 50 Irish Start-Ups to watch in 2021 by Thinkbusiness. 

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