Broodminder

Broodminder evaluation results, January 2017

Advantages:
  • Extremely simple to setup and use (usually < 5 minutes)
  •  Inexpensive compared to other products (~$225)
  • Direct Bluetooth download of data to a Android / iOS smartphones.  Pairing is much easier than comparable products.
  • No SIM card required (and thus no monthly data plan required)
  • Uses replaceable stock lithium cell button batteries
  • Comprehensive video tutorials available
  • Customer service is responsive and helpful
Disadvantages:
  • You must get within 30 feet of hive scale to download data (i.e. actual visit to hive scale is required)
  • Weight measurements are not quite as accurate if hive is not properly leveled and weight is not evenly distributed.

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Videos:

Video User Guide