n. A beekeeper who uses digital tools and technology to help monitor and manage a collection of hives.
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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 01, 2011
This site explores the confluence of beekeeping and technology.
—BeeHacker, “Welcome To BeeHacker.Com,”, September 11, 2010
2005 (earliest)
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 09, 2005