The BroodMinder-W3 is our most accurate scale. It uses 4 force sensors to weigh the entire hive and sits on top of the bottom board for fast, convenient installation.
400-pound total hive weight measurement
0.01 pound (5 gram) resolution
4 Temperature compensated sensors. (2 @ 9.5" 2 @ 30" lead length)
Stores weight once per hour for 12 months (user configurable)
Replaceable AA batteries last 2 years
16.5” x 20” x 2.25” Pine construction (assembled version)
Available assembled, partially-assembled, or as a parts kit
The "Fully assembled scale" is ready to place under the hive.
The "Partially assembled, calibrated" version contains all of the parts needed to assemble a hive scale except for the 2x4 support pieces. All of the soldering and electronics are assembled here and the unit is calibrated.
The "Parts kit, unassembled, uncalibrated" version contains all of the parts needed to assemble a hive scale except for the 2x4 support pieces. Soldering and calibration are required as described in the user guide. You will need a SiLabs BLED112 for calibration. More about that in the user guide.