Hive Scale Project

  • 26 Aug 2013 10:20 AM | Cynthia Robinson (Administrator)
    I had quickly placed the temp hum in the top super a couple of weeks ago.  Saturday the 24th, I took time to get it placed in the brood chamber.  Success!
  • 14 Aug 2013 10:29 PM | Cynthia Robinson (Administrator)
    Everyone that is involved with the Hive Scale Project is gearing up.  We are learning how to read the scale data.  We have learned the components of the scale, Gray Box (box with Raspberry Pi card), Temperature Hum (detects temp and Humidity) for hive and outside.  This hive scale kit is a powerful unit.  There will be a learning period and we will have more information soon.
  • 13 Aug 2013 2:14 PM | Cynthia Robinson (Administrator)
    A lot has happened since I last blogged.  Sally and I had to make a small trench in her yard, which was about 100'.  I made the trench but was unable to lay the cable that day.  

    Up until Saturday it was sitting in her office.  Back tracking to the Monday before....There was troubleshooting with Paul on the phone to get connected.  When working with routers and modems you have to know what you are doing.  Or someone has to have a clue-Thank God for Paul Volk.  I knew just enough to find the buttons to click on.  Anyway we got connected.

    Saturday is the day we lay the cable and install the hive scale outside.  I had contacted Jonathan Williams prior to Saturday and he truly is a lovable little geek.  He came out to lend a hand.  He had run cable before so his job was to get us out of the office, under the house, through the cactus garden, down the driveway and to the hive.  May i add it was blazing hot!!  In the middle of it, the question was asked whatever happened to wireless?  We will get to that later.......
    We connected the hive scale and it works.  You can now see the York Hive Scale online at at SC003.

    Wireless connections requires an additional cost of about $100 (not included in the research grant). It is definitely a cost worth considering.  Sweating is no fun and digging in dirt is horrible on the manicure.

    Cynthia Robinson
  • 05 Aug 2013 11:08 AM | Cynthia Robinson (Administrator)
    It has been slow progress to make the hook up of the hive scale.  Been working on different projects away from the farm and had little time to focus on making final adjustments for data to flow from the hive scale.  Paul and Bobby are working with me to make all the connections and answering questions.  

    The scale is working but not yet sending data out.  There has to be another step in the process, not sure what that is but learning as we go. Today, we are going to lay the coax cable down that feeds the data from the scale to the router then to the server and to your computers (simplified version).  

    I sit on the edge of my seat knowing in less than 24 hours, people from around the world can know what our honey bees are doing at MamaBeehive Honey Farm.  Whether they are taking a cleansing flight, bringing in nectar & pollen, making honey or anything.  Stay tuned!
  • 27 Jul 2013 11:00 PM | Cynthia Robinson (Administrator)
    The Summer Conference marked the official beginning of the Hive Scale Project for South Carolina.  The Hive Scale Kits have been issued and three clubs have taken them home for installation.  York, Charleston and Greenville will be online in a few days from now.  The first Scale had been online in Spartanburg (then click on SC001) since June.  More information will be coming to you on the data being collected, who can use this information, and how you can use the data.  

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