n. A beekeeper who uses digital tools and technology to help monitor and manage a collection of hives. Also: bee hacker.
beehacking pp.

Example Citations:
Ordinary beekeepers may need high-tech help, but it's not clear how they can afford it.

Tom Rearick, an electrical engineer, and some fellow "beehackers" are trying to change all that.
—Paul Wallich, "Beehackers," IEEE Spectrum, May 1, 2011

This site explores the confluence of beekeeping and technology.
Beehacker, "Welcome To BeeHacker.Com,", September 11, 2010

Earliest Citation:
Here's a few tricks.

(All of them exploit known bee behavior "errors", so this could be called "bee hacking".)
—Jim Fischer, "position of new hives after a split," Beesource, March 9, 2005


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