SolutionBee

SolutionBee Hive Scale evaluation results, May 2014

Advantages:

  • Very simple and quick set up (usually < 15 minutes)
  • Relatively inexpensive (~$450)
  • Direct Bluetooth download of data to a single (or capability of multiple) Android phones 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 (>2 years)
  • Scale performance is good
  • Comprehensive instructions on how to share data with BIP database_MG_5497

 

Disadvantages:

  • Full complement of ‘alerts’ to beekeepers is not complete yet
  • You must get within 30 feet of hive scale to download data (i.e. actual visit to hive scale is required)
  • Replacement batteries, although long-lasting, are custom and will be available for purchase through the scale vendor or Brushy Mountain

Instructional Documentation for the SolutionBee Hive Scale

Solution Bee Hive Scale Training Slides 

iOS Installation Guide for the iPad

Android Installation Guide

Quick Installation Leaflet

Solution Bee Software Tutorial Video: