During the bloom, comparing the weight of the hive at night, then in the afternoon gives me an idea of the strength of my foraging force. In the winter, I can see how much resources are being used by the hive.

Patrick’s Wi-Fi Hive Scale takes all the guessing out of the equation. Easy to set up and even easier to use. I highly recommend it.

— Sean C., NC
I'm looking forward to watching the data this winter. Should be interesting to see how much of the 50lbs of honey they eat through before spring.

— Oregon
First, the most important thing I learned is to leave more honey for winter, and not to take so much in the fall. It amazes me even in the summer months how much honey is consumed in 3 or 4 days of rain by a strong colony. Actually if the weight does NOT drop during rainy days, the hive is in trouble.

Secondly, during May and June when blossoms abound and honey is flowing strong as the nectar is building in the hive, and it suddenly levels off, the hive is putting—everything—into preparing for a swarm. I opened the hive and removed frames with the queen cells and placed them in new hives. I was able to make several new hives with Ohio Queens in addition to saving the original hive from swarming. You can only see this if you have the Wi-Fi Hive Scale.

— Ohio