Homemade Mashup Hive Monitoring Systems
Some beekeepers with software and hardware technical skills have put together hive monitoring systems for very little money. These mashups indicate the potential of the most-recent technologies. If you have the skills, you may be able to build one yourself. These are far from being commodity systems, but are good sources of inspiration. If you are aware of a honey bee hive monitoring website that is not listed here, please contact us with that URL using the form on this website. We also appreciate notification of any URLs that are no longer functioning.
Electronic Hive scale
Fighting With Technology Blog
Instructions for making a scale that is readable via USB with better than 1lb resolution for less than $50.
Weight and Temperature Monitoring
A collection of readily available, off-the-shelf hardware and Open Source software to continuously monitor a bee hive.
iPhone apidictor for acoustal beehive swarm detection
Building off Eddie Woods’ acoustical swarm detection machine, the Apidictor, Instructables user “hydronics” created this iPhone app.
Honey Bee Counter
Instructables user “hydronics” created this Bee Counter.
Prototype of a complete monitoring system
A clever and endearing vision of what colony monitoring could be is illustrated in this YouTube video from Let it Bee: A project for the Imagine Cup 2012 Software Design Competition