Beehive Monitoring

beehive monitoring

HIVE tampering & tHEFT

A recent increased demand in honey globally has brought about theft related issues of hives and honey.

A challenging problem in that the hives are often remote and may not be in mobile phone coverage in order for conventional trackers to transmit alerts of un-authorised movement of tampering.

And then there is the problem of battery life, having a device that can measure the hive health and track it if it is stolen, all off batteries.

With the up and coming SensorData devices or custom designed solutions Digital Matter has for theft and monitoring of Agtech equipment, the user is not only able to detect theft, but the vital health signs of the hive itself with these battery powered devices.
 

Some features and benefits from this innovative solution are the ability to:

Detect unauthorized movement and track the hive to recovery

  • Monitor lid openings
  • Monitor temperature in and out of the hive
  • Monitor humidity in the hive
  • Monitor production levels with load sensors
  • Monitor other inputs
  • Provide an output to turn something on/off
  • IP rated device to handle the climate and unwanted attention by the bees

custom designs

Digital Matter are able to develop custom designs for clients, particularly if they have sensors in mind already.  There are also thoughts on building the devices into the hive as an OEM.  Feel free to contact us to discuss this further.
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Connectivity is the key too as these hives are often in remote areas.


Digital Matter offers the following platforms giving the client great flexibility:

  • 2G/3G/4G
  • Digital Matter devices (up to 20km range to the gateway which is back-hauled over Cellular)
  • LPWAN’s (Low Power Wide Area Network) such as Sigfox or LoRa.
  • Or a combination of the above that can backhaul over Satellite such as Iridium or Inmarsat.
Beehive Monitoring