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Online Explore Event: Feel the buzz – insect-tech explored

Tuesday 26th April @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

According to Astronomer Royal, Prof Lord Martin Rees, “An insect is more complex than a star … and is a far greater challenge to understand.”


Agri-TechE’s April event will be online and taking a deep dive into the new technologies to help farmers provide great working conditions for some of their most important farm-workers – insects.

Beneficial insects are the new must-have livestock group on farms, being the most common class of creatures on Earth and the unsung heroes of all our lives. Encouraging more pollinators into our lives – and especially towards crops that rely on insect services to reproduce – is a key priority for many growers.

Yet technology is enabling more detailed understanding of the behaviours of beneficial insects and how to attract them, retain them, and even harness them to do additional jobs – from the “internet of bees” to widening the pool of pollinators to increase crop productivity the future is buzzing with potential.

Join us as we celebrate the diverse range of roles this versatile group of animals can deliver for agriculture.


14.00 Welcome and introduction

14.10 “Using sensor technology for automated pollinator biodiversity monitoring”

Casey Woodward, CEO, AgriSound

14.25 “How flies can save your fruit; Pretty fly pollination”

Tashia Tucker, CEO, Olombria

14.40 Break

14.50 “Satellite IoT for Bees – with Wyld and Bayer”

Eric Hewitson, Business Development Manager, Wyld Networks – read more from Eric here
and Richard Rogers, Principal Scientist/Entomologist/Bee Cara Manager, Bayer

15.05 “Bee Vectoring: Natural Precision Agriculture”

Ashish Malik, President and CEO, Bee Vectoring Technology

15.20 Panel Q&A

15.45 Event close



Online: Feel the buzz – insect-tech explored

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This event is free for all tiers (Milli-Member, Hecto-Member, Giga-Member and Mega_member) of Agri-TechE membership, and £30+VAT for non-members. Please note the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event. Use the link on the top right of the event listing to book; members will need to login or register for an account in order to access the member discount.


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3 Basis CPD points will be available for attendees this event.

Agri-Tech Explore events are Agri-TechE’s monthly network meetings, including our Pollinator events as well as REAP and Innovation Hub. We want to ignite discussions following a topic deep dive with multiple specialists offering varied perspectives and expertise. Individuals from all sectors and disciplines welcome—whether you’re a grower, a researcher, a technical, professional service provider, an entrepreneur or completely new to the sector, come along and join in!


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April 26th, 2022 2:00 PM through  4:00 PM
Virtual Event
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Attendee £30 (non-member) £30.00


Tuesday 26th April
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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