BroodMinder-W weight scale


The design of the BroodMinder-W scale is simple and focused. There is no need to add bells and whistles, “Just give me an accurate weight man!”

400-pound total hive weight measurement (250% overload capacity)
0.01 pound (5 gram) resolution
Temperature compensated
Stores weight once per hour for six months (user configurable)
Replaceable coin cell battery lasts six months
16.25” x 2.5” x 1.5” Durable white oak body top and aluminum base
Weatherproof, UV resistant cover.

There is more information on the -T2 in this installation video.


• 1 W Hive scale with weather proof envelope
• 2 AAA lithium batteries
• free Web and mobile app access
• quick start paper guide and extensive online documentation

  • BroodMinder-W hive scale helps to monitor all aspects related to colony resource management: food stores quantification with the total weight measurement. Nectar flow start-up and intensity with weight variations and productivity. Overwintering resource consumption rate and colony startup are also easy to assess with weight measurements.
  • The scale is also helpful to detect colony events like bees leaving for foraging in the morning. Swarming events are also well identified. When the bees leave the hive there is a sudden drop in weight. You can then quantify what time and how big was the swarm. Dearth or robing can also be detected in critical periods.
  • Weight and external temperature are measured every hour and stored into the device internal memory, able to hold more than 1 year data.
  • Works with the extensive BroodMinder wireless ecosystem.
  • If you own a Cell hub or a Wi-fi hub, you can inspect the data in real time: this option requires a premium subscription (learn about subscription plans here).
  • The data can be accessed both on mobile BroodMinder Bees app (Android, iOs) and on the web where you will find advanced metrics like daily weight gain and hive productivity.
  • If you have a free membership, you will be sharing hive scale data with scientists and researchers through our citizen-science initiative Premium Membership users can choose whether to share their data or keep them proprietary.
  • Apiary share with other Broodminder users is possible and only you decide and manage who access it (read only).

Measures: hive weight and ambient temperature

Size: 16.5"x2.2"x1.6" or 42 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm (length x width x height)
Weight: 1.3 Lbs or 622 gr
Structure: white oak and aluminum
Envelope: waterproof UV-resistant cover
Battery: 2 x Energizer AAA Lithium (included)
Battery life: 3 year
Measurement frequency: every hour or every 15 min
Max hive weight: 441 Lbs or 200kg
Accuracy: +/- 0.01 Lbs Or +/- 5,0 gr, +/- 0,25°C
Internal memory storage: ~ 7000 readings
Transmission: Bluetooth Low Energy
Transmission range: 98 Feet Or +30 meters to your smartphone or hub
Firmware update: Broodminder Bees app
Certifications: CE

Available with Free and Premium memberships


Broodminder-W is ready to use, following 4 simple steps:

  1. install BroodMinder Bees app (Android, iOs) and create your account
  2. pull the tab to activate the device and make your first manual sync
  3. place BroodMinder-W below your beehive.
  4. view and explore the data on mobile BroodMinder Bees app and on the web

To learn more read our User guide and watch the installation Video guide.

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