The aim of the experiment is to monitor the temperature inside the cluster of a honey bee colony and to compare this with other temperatures outside the cluster,inside the hive and outside the hive.
We are a group of beekeepers based in Snowdonia, North Wales.
The system has been running since December 2010 in that time we have had a fascinating insight into the complexities of temperature profile inside a honey bee colony throughout the year. This data is available online and can be navigated through using the interactive live graph on the ‘live data’ page.
The project is open-source, we have attempted to make as much info about the system available as possible and we welcome contributions; in particular related to monitoring of hive weight, this is the next feature we would like to add to the monitoring system.