Winter 2019

“Since establishing their first hive on campus last summer, students involved in the RISD Beekeeping club have been monitoring activity in the garden at the President’s House on Bowen Street. They also harvested their first batch of honey from an apiary started in 2017 at the Southside Community Land Trust in Providence. “We’ve bottled and labeled our light and herbaceous summer 2018 honey and are partnering with Carr Haus Cafe to bring it to students this Wintersession,” says club leader Wynn Geary 19 ID. Since founding the club in 2016 he has created sensor kits to track the health of honeybee colonies, while other students have painted a custom “beehive super,” made unique additions to the hives and explored 3Bee printing.” Read more here…


Fall 2018


Summer 2015


“On a makeshift workbench tucked into the far right corner of Wynn Geary’s backyard, a tangle of wires, computer chips, sensors and keyboards jockey for space. Next to the mess is a foot-and-a-half tall wooden box (in beekeeper speak, a ‘super’) that will, if all goes according to plan, neatly house the technology. The ‘smart hive’ will then stack onto one of Geary’s beehives, collecting and sending out a sophisticated stream of field data. That is, if it works.” Read more here…


Summer 2015

“It’s a sunny afternoon in early June, and Wynn Geary’s beehives are abuzz with activity. In his Manayunk backyard, Geary checks on a hive full of bees that he and his father recently collected from a swarm in North Philly. He pulls a computer from a cooler next to another hive emblazoned with the words “Smart Hive,” and fires up a real-time video of the bees from a camera mounted inside the hive.” Read more here…


Summer 2015


“Geary, who just graduated from Science Leadership Academy, and his business partner, Max Lawrence, have been working for months to develop a “smart hive” that tests the activity of bees and can, hopefully, explain some reasons behind colony collapse disorder.” Read more here…