Jan 18 10:10AM
Windrush-01 142.4
Jan 17 10:10PM
Bee-Side02 52.4
BEE-SIDE03 66.3
Drve 84.7
FHA_Stade1 59.5
FHA_Stade2 51.3
FHA_Stade3 48.5
Plameo1 47.3
SB1 48.3
Jan 17 4:10PM
Athens 75.5
Rabun Gap 99.6
Raspberry Hive 17.2
Teg-Italians 65.1
Teg-Italians2 109.2
Jan 17 3:10PM
HawaUbee - Lab Unit 33.5
Waypoint01 24.3
Jan 17 1:10PM
CA_BC_001 138.3
LosOsos 96.3
NorCalWarre 43.2

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.