The intelligent and efficient solution for precise weighing of your bee colonies

Only by weighing all bee colonies, a complete picture of the current state of the respective apiary is obtained. HiveWatch enables the weighing of all bee colonies at a fraction of the cost of existing digital cane scales and implements intelligent algorithms that make analysis significantly easier.

HiveWatch Measuring Station

Practical

Robust and reliable

Running time over 1 year with 3xAA batteries. SIM card included, connects worldwide with numerous mobile networks. No hidden fees for alarm SMS / phone.

Alarms

Always informed

HiveWatch notices when bees swarm, robbery takes place or food gets scarce and notifies you by SMS, phone or email.

Analysis

Compare and recognize

The Timeline allows the comparison of hives and recognition of behavioral patterns. Bee swarms and robbery are recognized

Swiss Made

Swiss precision and quality

Produced in Switzerland, delivered all over the world. Packed and shipped by a social institution.

Products

Basic
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One transmitter and a load cell including accessories for one beehive

349*

  • up to 8 scales can be connected per transmitter
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Starter
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One transmitter and a complete scale for one beehive

449*

  • everything that is needed to get started
  • up to 8 scales can be connected per transmitter
  • scales are ready to use immediately
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Bundle
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One transmitter and three complete scales for three beehives

847*

  • up to 8 scales can be connected per transmitter
  • scales are ready to use immediately
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* Prices excluding VAT. Additionally, an online subscription is required per transmitter. (1 year: EUR 69, 2 years: EUR 119, 3 years: EUR 149)

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You can put together your individual configuration in the Shop

Online Zugang
  • Access to the HiveWatch App
    • Dashboard: The current state of all your scales at a glance
    • Timeline: Compare the weight curves of your hives in a graph
  • Alarms via SMS, email or telephone
    • Swarm Alarm
    • Disturbance Alarm
    • Robbery Alarm

Testimonials

Functionality

Hivewatch allows the connection of up to eight scales to the transmitter. The weight data is collected regularly and transmitted to the web server in configurable intervals via the mobile network. In the event of special occurrences, such as swarms of bees or removal of the hive, the transfer will take place immediately so that the beekeeper receives an alarm within a few seconds. The beekeeper can view the data of the bees from any location via the Hivewatch application and make configurations (transmission interval, alarms, etc)

Specification

  • Measuring range 200 kg
  • Resolution 10 g
  • Platform sizes Dadant, Zander, CH-Mass and Custom
  • Power supply via 3x AA batteries
  • Charge lasts 1 to 2 years
  • Integrated antenna
  • Integrated SIM card with worldwide roaming
  • Moblie connectian via 2G/3G (optional 4G NB-IoT)
  • Temperature range from -35 to +65 °C
  • Integrated temperature sensor
  • Swarm alarm, disturbance alarm and activity alarm
  • Alarm via SMS, email and telephone
  • Live Demo

    Weight history of three bee colonies in the region of Bern (CH) over the last 20 days:

    Newsletter

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    Team

    Team

    SILVIO ZIEGLER

    The project initiator. Constructs and develops the hardware to make the scales work reliably under all conditions.

    Team

    JENS DEICHER

    The businessman. Optimizes the supply chain and production costs so that the scales are affordable for everyone.

    Team

    DANIEL LATZER

    The codewriter. Programs the web interface so that the weighing data can be analyzed at any time from any place.

    Contact

     

    Address

    FPGA Company GmbH

    Nauenstrasse 53

    CH-8632 Tann

    Tel. +41 (0)32 510 20 47