Added a Portable Wireless Weight Monitor August 07, 2016 09:24
We have added a Portable Wireless Hive Weight Monitor to our catalog. It is easy to move the Weight Monitor from one hive to another. Just tip up the back of the hive, remove the Weight Monitor and replace with a 2x4. Go to another hive and install the Weight Monitor under the new hive.
The system can be expanded to monitor up to 50 hives for weight, temperature, and humidity.
The System Recorder (included) will store data for up to two years for up to 50 hives. The Recorder will display the data "out of the box" on any laptop and can be configured to send tweets and email messages on alarm conditions. Has your Queen sent a tweet today?
New Cellphone Connectivity August 06, 2016 13:26
Our System Recorder implements a WiFi Access Point so that the beekeeper can view hive parameters from a laptop or smartphone. The System Recorder also has the ability to send messages (Tweets, Email, SMS) if it has access to the Internet.
Sometimes the System Recorder can not be located within range of a WiFi Access Point. In those cases where the recorder is "off grid", it would be nice if we could use a cellphone in place of WiFi. Now we can!
Announcing the addition of a Cellphone Modem to our line of products.
New Video Gives Overview of the System August 01, 2016 22:20We have a new video that gives an overview of our Wireless Beehive Health Monitoring System
Sending Data to the "Cloud" July 18, 2016 06:44Recently added the ability to send data from a System Reorder to the "Cloud" using a free service from GroveStreams. You can read about it here and view the real-time data here.
Why it is Important to Monitor Hive Temperature, Humidity and Weight July 11, 2016 15:41
Beekeeping has been and will continue to always be a "seat of the pants" activity. There is nothing quite as satisfying as going out to the apiary and doing a hands-on hive inspection. So much so that new beekeepers tend to inspect too often rather than too little. Conversely, there is nothing quite as disheartening as finding a hive of dead bees.
We all want to learn as much as we can about our bees. Evidence for this can be found in the vast number of books, classes, apprentice programs, and beekeeping association meetings available to aspiring beekeepers. Our goal is to give beekeepers yet another tool by which they can learn more about their bees. Monitoring Hive Temperature, Humidity and Weight explains how measuring these parameters can help beekeepers make better informed decisions about setting up and managing their beehives.
Hive Temperature Measurements July 10, 2016 09:46Added another paper on the importance of Hive Temperature Measurements
Monitoring Hive Weight July 07, 2016 10:28
Just added a paper on Monitoring Hive Weight as an Indicator of Honeybee Health.