Vendor-Sensor Matrix

Here is an overview of the main electronic colony monitoring systems described on this website, showing the company that makes the system and the features each system offers. Vendors are listed alphabetically by company name. For more on each capability such as scales and thermometers, see the webpages devoted to the capability.

There are more products on this website than are listed in this table. For example, when you check the section on hive scales you will also find mechanical hive scales. The colony management and record keeping systems have their own webpage, and the few systems intended for commercial beekeepers have their own webpage.

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Vendor-Sensor Matrix

Company*, LocationProductSensors (See the Current Sensors [Embed URL] pages for the use and value of each sensor, and the full list of products having the sensor)Communications & Power
Aisne, FranceB-KeepThermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, GPS Location TrackingWi-Fi, Cellular / SMS
ApisProtect, IrelandApisProtectThermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Microphone, Motion, Other/More: Carbon Dioxide Cellular / SMS, Solar Recharge,
Arnia, EnglandArniaHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Microphone, Motion, Weather/rain, Thermometer; externalBlue-tooth/NFC, Cellular / SMS
Bee Label, FranceConnected BeehiveHive Scale, Light / Luminance, GPS Location Tracking, Weather/rain, Thermometer; external, Humidity; externalCellular / SMS, SigFox
BeeHacker.com, USAHive ScaleHive ScaleNone required
BeeMonitor, WalesBeeMonitorThermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Thermometer; external, Humidity; externalWi-Fi, Solar Recharge
Beewatch, DenmarkBeeWatch ScalesHive Scale, GPS Location Tracking, Thermometer; external, Humidity; externalBlue-tooth/NFC, Wi-Fi, Cellular / SMS
BeeWise, FranceBeeWiseHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, GPS Location TrackingBlue-tooth/NFC, Cellular / SMS, Solar Recharge
BP Plastics, CanadaRFID Brood BoxRFID TagHand-held or fixed RFID reader-writer
BroodMinder, USABroodminderHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Thermometer; external, Humidity; externalBlue-tooth/NFC, Wi-Fi, Cellular / SMS
BuzzTech, New ZealandHive HeartbeatThermometer; internal, MicrophoneWi-Fi, Cellular / SMS, Solar Recharge
European Beekeeping Company, CyprusApiSafeGPS Location TrackingSMS
Hivemind, New ZealandHivemindHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Bee Counter, GPS Location Tracking, Weather/rain, Thermometer; externalSatellite
Hivetool, USADIYHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Camera, Light / Luminance, Thermometer; external, Humidity; external, Other/More: VOCs, air pressureSolar Recharge
Hydronics, USADIYBee CounterUSB connection to PC
Hydronics, USADIY ApidictorMicrophoneWire to cell phone
Keltronix, USAEyesOnHivesCamera, Bee CounterWi-Fi, [Requires 120 volts]
Lowland Electronics, BelgiumBeeSCAN, ApiSCANBee CounterRS485/RS232 connection to the COM port of a PC
Melixa, ItalyMelixaHive Scale, Bee Counter, GPS Location Tracking, Weather/rain, Thermometer; external, Humidity; external Cellular / SMS, Solar Recharge
Modusense, New ZealandModusenseHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, GPS Location Tracking Blue-tooth/NFC, Cellular / SMS, Satellite, Solar Recharge
MyApiary, New ZealandTrustedLight / Luminance, Motion, GPS Location TrackingCellular, GSM
Nectar, CanadaBeeConThermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Microphone, Motion, GPS Location TrackingBlue-tooth/NFC, Cellular / SMS, Solar Recharge
O’Keefe Electronics, USAWi-Fi Hive ScaleHive Scale, Thermometer; externalWi-Fi, Cellular / SMS
OpenHiveScale, FranceOpenHiveScaleHive ScaleWi-Fi, Cellular / SMS, SigFox, GSM, & Lora
Optibee, FranceOptibeeHive Scale, Thermometer; externalCellular / SMS, SigFox
OSBeehives, USABuzzBoxThermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Microphone, Motion, GPS Location Tracking\Wi-Fi, Cellular / SMS, Solar Recharge
Pollenity, BulgariaBeeBotHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, MicrophoneWi-Fi
Save-bees, GreeceSave-beesHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, GPS Location Tracking, Hive ID Tag, Thermometer; external, Humidity; externalCellular / SMS
Solutionbee, USAB-wareHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Thermometer; externalBlue-tooth/NFC
Swienty, DenmarkBeehive Scale XLOGHive Scale, Motion, GPS Location Tracking, Thermometer; external, Humidity; externalCellular / SMS, GSM
Wolf-Hive Scale, GermanyHive ScaleHive Scale, Thermometer; internal, Humidity; internal, Weather/rain, Thermometer; external, Humidity; externalCellular / SMS