Technical Spec

Last Updated: 2023-03-08

Sunflower Labs - The Bee

The Bee

Designed for safety and performance, the lightweight drone features sophisticated technology for autonomous flight, high-quality video capture and accurate landing and charging, each and every time.


1.56 kg (battery included)


Multi-band multi-constellation RTK

Body Size

28 x 28 x 21 cm

Camera Sensor

Sony IMX385 low-light sensor (>0.1 lux)

Full Size (including prop guards)

48 x 48 x 21 cm (57 cm diagonal)

Camera Field-of-View

50°(v), 100°(h)

Propeller Size

22.9 cm

Sensor Resolution

1920x1080 HD @25fps

Cruise Speed

14.5 km/h or 4 m/s

Bandwidth Requirement

3+ Mb/s

Operational Flight Time

15 min (+5 min safety reserve)

Video Latency

~250 ms

Battery Capacity

4000 mAh

Wind Speed Resistance

20 km/h or 5.6 m/s

Obstacle Avoidance Range

6 meters

Gust Resistance

30 km/h or 8.3 m/s

Max Transmission Distance

600 meters

Operational Temperatures

-10°C to 40°C

Hover Accuracy

30 cm

Recharge Time Ratio

1 : 1.5 flight time to recharge time
 (2 min flight = 3 min recharge)

Sunflower Labs - The Hive

The Hive

The Hive not only houses and charges the Bee— it’s the brains of the entire system, processing and analyzing sensor data using state-of-the-art embedded AI computing.


35 kg

Runtime on Backup Battery

1 hour

Dimensions when Closed

86 x 80 x 80 cm


Ethernet + optional LTE modem

Dimensions when Opening

98 x 80 x 63 cm

Operational Temperatures

-20°C to +50°C

Power Supply

110V or 220V AC