Hive weight
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Hive weight

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Huntersville, NC, USA
    Posts
    259

    Default Hive weight

    I am looking for a good inexpensive hive scale that will capture weight at preset intervals and either transmit it to my phone, or I could capture it with a USB periodically.

    I am not electronically savvy, and I have read about the arduino discussions on here. But I do not understand programming.

    Can anyone recommend an option?

    I currently use a handheld luggage scale to weigh individual supers, but would love the data the setup above describes.

    I am a first year beekeeper and I currently have two hives.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BeeSource.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Derry, New Hampshire
    Posts
    2,295

    Default Re: Hive weight

    The "hiveminder" I think is the name of a product. looks like it has been shut down though?
    Terrence

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Champaign, Illinois
    Posts
    2,461

    Default Re: Hive weight

    BroodMinder has what you're thinking about I think.
    Sensors for weight, temp, and humidity linked to a "cell" that will send data to a site that you can access remotely.
    I suppose the cell needs a service provider as well.
    Internet credibility is an oxymoron

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Baden Wurtemburg Germany
    Posts
    560

    Default Re: Hive weight

    I made my own and am on version2. But I also have a zygi scale. Its a lot less than what I paid for my self builds and works better!!!

    http://zygi.gr/en
    The maker speaks good English and is very helpful.
    Stephen 40+ hives. 6th year. Treat. Germany.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Powhatan, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    373

    Default Re: Hive weight

    Broodminder set up is about $275 US, records and stores weight, temp and humidity at intervals that can be adjusted to suit your needs. Download data to your phone when in the yard or you can set up a WiFi link system if you have power etc. Also can upload to the site as mentioned above and trend, graph and analyse. Good folks.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    172

    Default

    If weight is all you need, the broodminder weight only unit is only $170.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    greece
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: Hive weight

    Thanks Stephen !

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •