Re: Hives stolen looking for help
The problem with any kind of locator device to track a stolen hive is electrical power. A cell phone, GPS or LoJack type device will only work as long as the unit has power. How are you going to consistently recharge the device batteries?
You could put an RFID device into a hive. This would effectively be the same as a "microchipped" dog or cat. These devices have no requirement for regular power, so they would last a long time - i.e. the life of your pet. But, the are passive devices and only transmit an ID when they are within the range of a "powered" transmitter/reader, and that range is measured in feet, not miles. So if you knew where to find a stolen hive, the reader could prove that it is indeed yours. But it won't help you find the hive if you don't already know where to look.
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