BroodMinder continuously monitors colony health, providing a convenient view from your smart phone, without the need to open your hive and disturb your bees.
The app allows you to ycheck the recorded history to assess queen productivity, brood rearing, swarming, hive robbing, food storage, nectar flows, moisture problems and more.
The BroodMinder developers have released the Citizen Science Kit with temperature and humidity monitors to monitor queen productivity and brood development, and a hive scale to monitor nectar flows, hive robbing and food storage.
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How it works
About the Temperature/Humidity Monitor: The BroodMinder-TH temperature and humidity monitors are housed in a low profile (1/4″), bee-resistant wrapper. This sits on top of your brood or super frames to sense heat and humidity created by the bees. Accurate to 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit and 3% relative humidity, this allows intervention before it is too late.
About the Hive Scale: Measuring the weight of the hive is straightforward and the scale is easy to set up. It is placed under the back or front of the hive. The scale a temperature sensor to help optimize your hive positioning for sun and shade exposure.
- 400 lb total hive weight measurement (250% overload capacity)
- 0.01 lb (5g) resolution
- Temperatures compensated
- Records weight once per hour for six months (user configurable)
- Replaceable coin cell battery lasts six months
- 16.25" x 2.5" x 1.5" Durable white oak body top and aluminum base
The Broodminder Mobile App is available for Free for most iOS and Android devices through the Apple App Store, Android Play Store, or Amazon Play Store.
Apple: iPhone Model 4S or newer or 3rd Generation iPad or Newer.
Android: Software Version 4.3 (Jelly Bean, July 2012) or newer.