*NEW* Hive Scale (2017 Model)
The SolutionBee Hive Scale just got even better! With the Brand New HM-5, a more streamlined build and software has helped to produce the most user-friendly Hive monitor on the market at nearly half the cost. Reading both the weight of the hive and temperature, it can provide a constant flow of data you can use to follow your hives growth or decline during the weeks in-between inspections and through the winter. We have worked along with SolutionBee and the Bee Informed Partnership to help beekeepers better understand what is happening in their hives.
- Works with the exact same SolutionBee app and software as the previous model.
- The entire scale, from the monitor box to the scale legs have been refined down to help keep it stable when your hive start to get taller.
- WiFi not required in the field! Data is transferred securely through the NFC (Near-Field Communication) chip in your Android phone or device (NFC works directly with Android Devices or Apple IPhone 7 devices or higher).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A HIVE SCALE?
- Weight of the hive can help you determine which hives are healthy and enjoying a good nectar flow (weight increasing), or which hives are not healthy and/or are not collecting nectar (weight constant or decreasing).
- Quickly send you an alarm indicating which hives have suffered possible theft, bear attack or toppling (sudden weight change).
- Show which colonies are not within normal temperature and humidity ranges.
- Show which hives are experiencing the heaviest nectar flows map out their location.
Each Hive Scale comes with Software & Activation, which includes an online account, data storage in the Internet Cloud, technical support, 1-Year Warranty and web/mobile application.
Please note the price for item #HM5IN was printed incorrectly in our 2018 catalog. The price listed here on the website and in our digital catalog is the accurate retail price. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Ratings & Reviews
"5-Stars" for Brushy Mountain and SolutionBee.com
by JC in California
Top 5 Reasons for giving Brushy Mountain(BM) & SolutionBee.com (SB) a "5-Star" Rating. #1. Customer support has been exemplary! It’s like asking a family member. They respond quickly, & their responses have been stellar. #2. I've worked in high tech for 30+ years. I have been very impressed with Tutorials & easy to use documentation. We installed SB Monitor out-of-the-box. We were up and running in minutes. The B-Ware software is intuitive, and the videos are both fun & instructional. The .CSV format made it easy to move data to other apps. #3. I'd never paid attention to NFC, before but SB made the HM5 easy to use, reduced the cost with no WIFI to upload data to their cloud from our hives. #4 The HM5 is easy to lift and manage & to place under the hive. With another set of hands, it was easy to slip under the hive with no disturbance to our bees. #5 Lastly, BM & SB worked hard to speed my order. I will continue as a loyal customer. I’m happy with my investment.
by Iowa Beekeeper
This is the most excited I have been about a new piece of equipment in a long time! I got several of these for a research project I am doing. These are very well built and easy to use. Reading the scale is as simple as touching your smartphone to the back of the scale and downloading the data, it can then be uploaded to the Solutionbee website. The Solutionbee website is also very easy to use. I had a couple of questions and contacted the company and they were very quick to get back with me and answer my questions. Thank you Rafael! I have put some hives on manual scales before but you have to remember to take the readings. With this scale it automatically records weights and outside temperature every hour and keeps several weeks of data on-board the scales. If anyone wants to follow the progress of their hives this is a very good tool to do so. Now the fun begins.....I am really excited to see what my hives do hour by hour this season!