Gain new insight into bee health and behaviour
Arnia provides hobby beekeepers with unrivalled hive monitoring capability that includes colony acoustics (flight, fanning and colony strength), hive weight, brood temperature, hive humidity and apiary weather conditions.
Our User Interface enables you to compare readings from multiple sensors to provide an insight into colony status that is unattainable with any other system. This helps you learn more about your bees and maintain strong, healthy and productive colonies. You can access data at any time, from anywhere on any device, following bee activity throughout the year:-
- Queen status: Identify if the queen has stopped laying and the colony has become broodless. Identify when a new mated queen starts laying.
- Colony Strength: Track colony development and strength, compare different colonies and hive locations.
- Foraging Activity: Profile daily flight activity, compare different hives and identify weak activity. Directly compare flight with other measurements such as weight to assess colony productivity.
- Nectar Flow: Track nectar flows, identify when to add supers or remove honey. Make season to season comparisons.
- Nectar Dearth: Identify when there is a forage shortage and the bees may need feed suppleents.
- Robbing: Identify when a colony is being robbed of its stores so corrective action can be taken.
- Winter Feeding: Monitor winter store levels and identify when the bees need feeding.
- Apiary Weather: Monitor rainfall, temperature in the sun and shade. Directly compare with hive data such as weight and foraging to assess the impact of weather conditions.
- Hive knocked over or stolen: Receive an instant alert if a hive is moved or knocked over.
The equipment is simple to install and the data is clear, accurate and easy to understand. The User Interface is accessible in any web browser; no additional software or apps are required. Readings from different sensors can be compared with a simple click to build a picture of what is happening with your bees. User Interface features include:-
Please contact us if you would like to receive a data sheet and full price list.
Share knowledge with our global community of bee enthusiasts
As well as monitoring your own colonies, you will be able to share in the combined data and knowledge from our global network of monitored hives:-
- We analyse the aggregated bee data to identify new health or behaviour signatures which we then add to our User Interface as free upgrades for the benefit of all our customers
- You will be able to access the Arnia Knowledge Base which has a library of example data, useful articles and interesting research from around the world. You can also add comments and share data and experiences with other beekeepers through the Knowledge Base.
Video 1: Features and benefits of using Arnia’s hive monitoring system.
How Arnias hive monitoring system can help a beekeeper monitor: theft and vandalism, hive humidity, foraging, nectar processing, colony development, brood status, identify when a queen starts/stops laying, bees robbing, swarm management, apiary weather conditions and winter monitoring. The user interface can be viewed from any internet enabled device.
Video 2: Monitoring brood temperature using Arnia’s bee hive monitoring system
How monitoring the brood temperature in your honey bee hive can alert you when your bees become broodless or when a virgin queen starts laying.
Video 3: SMS and email alerts overview
SMS and/or email alerts to inform beekeepers of theft, hive too humid, broodless, queen started laying, need to add super, honey super full, start and end of nectar flow, extreme weather conditions at apiary
Bee hive monitoring is in its infancy; however as the base of monitor users grows and the volume of data increases so will our ability to identify new bee health and behaviour indicators. By monitoring your hives, not only will you gain a completely new insight into status of your colonies, you will also benefit from the collective growth in knowledge over time:-
- Receive free software upgrades and new monitoring features as the data base grows and develops.
- Participate in a forum with other beekeepers that are monitoring their hives, exchanging experiences, sharing data and hints and tips on how to get the best from your monitors.
- Input directly into the pooled knowledge base that could help improve the health and well-being of honey bees.
What our customers say
Since installing the monitors I have not been disappointed. The monitors do what they say on the tin. It is very comforting to simply check on the bees well-being by logging in. The amount of data the monitors produce is amazing and I am looking forward to comparing the data year on year to monitor tends in behaviour. Dealing with Arnia has also been a joy. They have given me superb customer service, advice and knowledge. Arnia are all about the Bees welfare and there product and ethos strongly reflects this.Nigel Sweeney, Bishop Stortford Beekeepers Association
I had a colony with a failing queen and very little brood. I removed the queen and introduced a new mated queen. After three days the brood temperature started to rise and after 6 was back up to just below 35C. Without disturbing the bees I was able to tell that the new queen had been accepted and was laying.Mary Hill, Beekeeper
The Arnia system allows easy monitoring of your hives, it can give you an idea of what the bees are doing and when. It does not obviate the need for inspections, but reduces the frequency of necessary disturbance of the hiveJohn Cooper, Beekeeper
As a local bee association we are still looking at the best ways to make use of the large amount of Information generated by these monitors. They are a very useful tool for keeping track of temperature and activity in the hives for our swarm control and our queen rearing programs. In these days of hive rustling the theft email warning is very reassuring. This new technology and still being developed and improved which makes the personal availability of the Arnia team invaluable.Beekeeper, Newbattle Beekeepers Association