Jan 20 9:30PM
Windrush-01 217.4
Jan 20 9:30AM
BerntSweUddevalla_1 89.9
Bee-Side02 49.9
BEE-SIDE03 79.1
Drve 122.0
FHA_Stade1 55.9
FHA_Stade3 44.5
Lilienstich_02 108.3
Lyngskraenten 34.6
SB1 43.9
Jan 20 8:30AM
Colony1 41.5
KensHive 77.4
Jan 20 3:30AM
Anastasia 100.2
Antoinette 85.8
Athens 124.7
HV_WAEWEN-01 90.2
Isabella 63.1
Mich517 35.7
Timbuktu 86.6
Victoria 75.7
Zshenny 67.0
Jan 20 2:30AM
UniqueLandscaping 140.8
Jan 20 12:30AM
Bobs_Alpha_1 90.1
CA_BC_001 121.3
LosOsos 70.0

HiveTool™• Net

Advancing Art through Science

HiveTool How To Videos

A series of short videos that demonstrate different ways to build and deploy the HiveTool hive monitoring system are available on YouTube.


Monitor barometric pressure, VOCs

Support has been added for the Bosh BME680 temperature, humidity, air pressure, and VOC sensor. The sensor is available mounted on a breakout board from Adafruit and PiMoroni.

It has both I2C and SPI buses. The BME680 can plug into the LUX RJ11 input. It can be used in lieu of the LUX sensor or wired in parallel with it.

3-D Printed Enclosures

  • 3D printed enclosure
  • 3D printed sun/rain shield for TSL2195 Lux and BME680 sensors.




DS3231 Real Time Clock

If the Pi is operated without internet access to National Time Protocol (NTP) servers, a battery backed up clock is a must. The DS3231 RTC is supported by both the software and new hive interface board. A battery backed up RTC


New Website

If you've made it here, you've noticed the new website. We've ditched the Drupal CMS for now. It may have had vulnerabilities that allowed the site to be hacked. This completes the migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS). HiveTool now consists of three servers:

  • Data Ingress - XML API based on Perl and MySQL
  • Public Websites - HTML/CSS, Mediawiki and MySQL
  • Data Warehouse - Mediawiki, PostgreSQL

We apologise for any inconvenience or loss of services (forum, google maps). Please excuse the mess as we develop new features that we hope will improve our content, analysis and visualization tools.



Download Image Ver. 0.8.3

HiveTool™ Image Version 0.8.3 is available for download.

Recent Changes:

  • Built on Raspbian Stretch OS
  • Scale Calibration Wizard
  • Metric or Imperial measurements
  • Hardware Real Time Clock Support
  • Web Upload Testing
  • Flexible Sensor Scaling
  • Local & Cloud Data Collection


gnuplot graphing engine

The graphs on this server are now generated with gnuplot. It will be included in the 0.8.4 release for the Pi. With it's powerful scripting language, gnuplot plots two-dimensions in many different styles (points, lines, error bars) and three-dimensions data points and surfaces in contour and mesh. This opens up a lot of possibilities for new ways of looking at the data.