BroodMinder unique data solutions for Hobbyist beekeepers
BroodMinder appeared to respond to the challenge that the global beekeeping community is facing due to exacerbating climate changes and multiple threats to bee health that endanger the future for bees and beekeepers.
We develop unique beehive monitoring technologies specially designed for modern hobbyist beekeepers who are looking to learn more about bees' behaviour and better care for their health. BroodMinder solutions help beekeepers to remotely track bee activity in real-time and precisely plan inspections.
Instead of a connected hive, we offer you a connected apiary! By installing on several beehives our modular hardware with sensors tracking all essential hive parameters, like weight, internal and external temperature and humidity, you can get a representative picture of the whole apiary dynamics.
You get unlimited access to the online platform Mybroodminder and mobile application Bees app (Android, iOs). From any desktop or mobile device, you can follow current trends and future forecasts that we build with unique predictive algorithms.
What data will you get, and how can you use it?
1. Monitoring colonies & nectar-flows
With the connected BroodMinder hive scales, you can continuously follow colony development and keep track of their weight, monitoring the nectar flows with the help of charts and calendars. It can help you in remote decision making: for example, you can decide what to bring to the apiary: suppers or syrup.
2. Monitoring brood development
Many actions in your apiary are related to monitoring and managing the brood level. The internal temperature sensors T2 and TH associated with BroodMinder algorithms inform you at any time about the brood level in each colony and its' evolution. This way, you can make the right decisions remotely and avoid unnecessary and intrusive inspections.
3. Colony health tracking
While you are monitoring your hives health daily, you can remotely distinguish those that are growing, stable or declining. So while you are running the inspections, you no longer need to open each of your hives: focus on those needing your help most.
4. What happened while you were away?
If you are wondering what happened between inspections, look at the event calendar. It shows whether there was a swarming event or if a colony has lost its queen. You can also see precisely the week when the queen stopped egg laying. We analyse your hive data to give you a complete overview of the events since your last visit.
5. End of season anti-mite treatment
Automatic alerts inform you about the optimal time to apply broodless mite treatment.
6. A comprehensive email system
We provide you with a daily email service containing a complete report on hive and sensor status. We also stay on track of recent and upcoming events. You can configure the alerts and the report frequency that works best for you.
7. Be alerted on time
BroodMinder-Cell and Wi-fi data transmission hubs allow for real-time alerts.
For those who don't have a hub, alerts and events computing is done after each sync.
8. Share and learn from the global beekeeping community
On top of our technological solutions, we also offer the global community of beekeepers to spread their knowledge with their peers and scientists across the globe to help improve the outcomes. For this purpose, BroodMinder created a worldwide database collecting the data from thousands of beehives on the open data platform www.beecounted.org. This information is available for analysis by anyone who wants to participate.