The BeeHive topic

please post here your pictures, builds , tips & tricks and everything else related to beekeeping and monitoring using IOT / TTN

BeeHive%20topic

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We are monitoring complete bee hive with

  • weight (HX711 and different load cells)
  • temperature (BME280)
  • humidity (BME280)
  • temperature inside (DS18B20)
  • sound (digital I2S mic)

We have used in a prototype an Adafruit Feather M0 with RFM95 and developing now a system based on the LoPy or FiPy from Pycom. You can find our community on https://community.hiveeyes.org/

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Have a look at https://beep.nl/ as well.

The enclosed file details what I am personally working on in this context: 20190126_Beep_meetup_wjmb_public.pdf (1.6 MB)

My latest hardware is the Adafruit Feather M0 with ICS43434 I2S microphone and BME280 environmental sensor. More details are discussed in https://community.hiveeyes.org/t/audio-acquisition-and-analysis-with-arm-cortex-m0-and-i2s-microphone/1530/94.

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The European funded project, the Internet of Bees (IoBee), is applying new technologies including beehive monitoring and satellite mapping to help improve the health of bees.

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More spam here.

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this time you’re on topic… :wink:

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BeeMinder - shoplink ?

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AWS IoT and Beehives

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IoT4Bees

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opensource scale for remote beehive monitoring

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Nice to read that there are already all kind of LoRa beehive monitors! I recently made one myself (for my sister, she has two beehives) as a learning project (my first pcb design and first LoRa project). Made a simple beacon with the RFM95 and an attiny85v on a coin cell:

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Both the attiny85 and the RFM95 already have an internal temperature sensor (both with a resolution of 1 degree C). With some calibration and sub degree interpolation (by averaging multiple reads) a nice accuracy seems possible:

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red = external DHT22 temperature sensor
purple = averaged temperature measurements from the beacon

Also designed a small 3D printed enclosure in an appropriate shape :wink: :

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I expect the module to have a lifetime of around 3 years on a single CR2032 coin cell, measuring the temperature every hour and sending 4 hours of data at once 6 times a day (+ a 7th message with the coin cell voltage and some backup temperature data in case one of the messages isn’t received).
Was a fun project to work on :honeybee:

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and your enclosure is in ‘beehive’ style… very nice project !

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Bees in Dordrecht - NL by Casparus Hensen

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Hello everyone,
Since 6 months I develop a hive connected. I use an ESP32 with weight sensor, temperature etc through a Blynk application Wifi. But the wifi is not everywhere so I went here to see how I could do to use the Lora system. I present to you what I have already achieved.
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