All new clients get 1 year of free subscription to our interactive BBoard where you can access graphs, reports and all the information about your bees. Shortly before your 1-year free subscription expires, you will be invited to choose your subscription plan. You can cancel your subscription at any time!
Benefits of using the Beebot
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Each device comes with a pre-programmed Wi-Fi network credentials. You will need to fire up a “hotspot” on with your phone with the provided credentials and a login page will pop-up. Now you can enter your private Wi- Fi Id and password and the Beebot or HiHive will start using your router to upload data to the internet.
Of course. If you are particularly interested in the scientific part of beekeeping, you can play around with the position of the devices within a beehive and compare your results.
Normally, the Beebot needs 3-5 days to create a baseline for the conditions inside the hive and then its primary purpose is to estimate the strength and health of a certain colony, rather than provide raw data. In other words, it follows an algorithm, which makes sure that your bees are capable of sustaining an optimal in-hive environment.
Although Beebot uses Wi-Fi to communicate, its communication module is only active for up to 8 minutes every 24 hours. This is far less exposure to radio signal compared to a beekeeper doing a manual check up with a cell phone in his pocket.
Very! You need to unscrew the battery panel, plug in the battery to turn the device on. Then you select a frame (for best results use a brood frame), cut out a piece of the base, the same size of the Beebot device and secure the Beebot box in place with 2-4 zip ties (provided).
Note: Do not cut out brood from your frames! If no brood frame can accommodate the device, simply position it as close as possible. After that, you just forget about the physical device and enjoy the benefits of the smart hive and digital beekeeping for at least six months before you are prompted to recharge the battery.