Solutionbee Hive Scale HM-5 evaluation results, January 2018
- Very simple and quick set up (usually < 15 minutes)
- Relatively inexpensive (~$290)
- Direct NFC download of data to a single (or capability of multiple) Android phones and iPhones is quick and easy
- No SIM card required (and thus no monthly data plan required)
- User manual is complete and thorough and includes troubleshooting guide
- Customer service is responsive and helpful
- Batteries are long lasting (~5 years)
- Scale performance is good
- Comprehensive instructions on how to share data with BIP database
- Uses a standard replaceable lithium battery
- An actual visit to hive scale is required to collect data via smartphone.
- For iPhones older than an iPhone 7, an additional accessory must be purchased to enabled download of data from the scale.
Instructional Documentation for the Solutionbee Hive Scale
Available for purchase from Brushy Mountain Bee Supply.