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Hive heart 3.0, Internal hive monitoring
Data from the Hive heart
Curiosity made me investigate what was happening inside the hive. I needed a device that would simply fit into the hive and not be destroyed by the bees. I wanted to collect data from the bees without disturbing them. I knew that if the queen dies, the bees change the frequency of the sound. Therefore, it is important to record and evaluate the sound in the hive. Today, this device is used by tens of thousands of beekeepers all over the world.
Temperature in the hive
In a strong family, the average temperature above the brood area in March rises to 30°C, in February to 20°C and in January only to 10°C. You can determine very precisely the condition of the bee colony based on the temperature.
Humidity in the hive
Humidity is extremely dangerous, as fungi grow in this environment , molds and bacteria. These organisms cause colony diseases to spread, honey to ferment and disrupt the environment in which bees live. Condensation under the roof of a poorly constructed or insulated beehive is very dangerous, as it can drip directly onto the bees, cool them down, and thus cause illness or the death of the entire bee colony.
Sound of crying bees
Bees that lose their queen start making a typical sound that the bees inform each other about this event. This sound is so typical that even a beekeeper can recognize it.
Sound of swarm mood
During the spring, if the bees are tight in the hive, because is filled with eggs, larvae, honey and pollen, the bees go into a special regime-swarm mood. Bees start humming the swarm melody, perhaps out of nervousness caused by the crowding in the hive, and perhaps from the lack of young larvae to care for. This entire theater lasts 21 days, and at the end, part of the bee colony will swarm and establish a new colony. If you use hive heart and watch the graphs change, you can prevent swarming and you don't have to chase them around the trees.
Hive monitoring, the hive heart, is the best gift for every beekeeper. It is versatile for all types of hives and is easy to use.
What the hive heart can do:
1. hive humidity
2. hive temperature
3. bee sound analysis
4. loss of the queen warning
5. swarming forecast
6. large humidity warning
7. every 10 minutes new data
8. internal memory for 2 months
9. cloud archive for 5 years of data
10. communication by smartphone via Bluetooth
11. communication by external GSM module
12. free mobile app for both iPhone, Android
13. thickness only 8mm
14. open air communication distance 100m, after insertion into the hive 5m to 50m
15. web application for personal computers and export to MS Excel (optional)
16. battery is included
17.battery duration for one year
18. no additional fees
The heart of the hive is enough to lay inside the horn on the frames and insert the battery. Then you download the mobile application, scanned the QR code that is included in the package and the application automatically connects to your heart. You do not have to set anything up.
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