Ticket #1040 (new)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Solar node for beekeepers

Reported by: s53sl Owned by: Musti
Priority: normal Milestone: Ideas for the future
Component: telemetry Version:
Keywords: Cc:
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Blocking: Effort: normal
Blocked by: Security sensitive: no

Description (last modified by mitar) (diff)

The idea is to made a routers with equipment for beekeepers, so that beekeepers could place it on their remote beehouses. Since most of beehouses does not have own electricity, solar panels should be used to provide power.

Most important thing is, that measuring devices could be connected to it, so a beekeeper could monitor his beehouse from remote location. Measuring devices in general are, several thermometers (or only two) and weighing machine placed under a beehive, to measure quota of honey during the day.

This graphs would then be draw on nodewatcher, so beekeepers could monitor what is happening in their beehouses.
There should be also support for IP camera, if beekeepers want to monitor also the video.


  • make a list of equipment
  • construct a circuit, so sensors could be connected
  • find a casual weighing machine or use available beekeeping weighing machines, and find out, how to read data from them

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Musti

  • Keywords bee beekeeping solar weight removed
  • Owner set to Musti
  • Component changed from other to telemetry
  • Summary changed from Solar wlan-si points for beekeepers to Solar nodes for beekeepers

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by mitar

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Solar nodes for beekeepers to Solar node for beekeepers

Good idea. Any other sensors beekeepers would be interested in? Like noise (could measure how active bees are)? Humidity?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by s53sl

Well yes it would be interesting to measure noice and humidity. It would be better, if there sensors would be on i2c or something similar, so sensors probes could be placed in parallel in each beehive in a row.
There is usually (if there is) only one weighing machine in a beehouse, and usualy that is enough. But if you find some cheep weighing machines, then there could be more than one, if there is a need. But remember thet weight of full beehive can be 100 kg or more and constantly loaded.
Take a look at: http://cebelar.krka.net/

The graps on nodewatcher would be better if they have names and be sorted, so user could know which sensor is within each beehive and which in a backroom or outside.

Last edited 7 years ago by s53sl (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by mitar

There is this year GSoC project to much improve graph drawing. See #487.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by s53sl

And I forgot, there should be measurements about battery voltage and other things that solar nodes have, since it is a solar node. But if 220V electricity is present in some beehouses, then there is no need for that, but in solar nodes yes.

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