Understanding Blossom and Nectar Flow

Understanding blossom and nectar flow is an essential need for every beekeeper – or rather trying to understand them, as the subject can become very complex. Over the years, professional beekeepers develop this…

2,000 monitored hives, 2,000 thanks !

This June, we reached the 2,000 hives monitored by Mellisphera. We are proud to progressively gain the confidence of beekeepers and to help them better follow their bees’ health. Behind Mellisphera, there is a…

The Asian Hornet Queen Arrival in The Springtime

As we know, Asian Hornets - Vespa Velutina - put a lot of pressure on the colonies. The hive can no longer operate normally and may be weakened. When the colony runs out of stocks or of new bees, the colony may have…

Effects of Asian Hornet predation on hive development

We all know that Asian hornets - Vespa Velutina - put a lot of pressure on the colonies. In principle, such pressure leads to a weakened colony, which can no longer operate normally. But what is the real…

Making splits – monitoring the new colony without disturbing it

There are many ways to split a hive but in any case, the expected result remains the same: A new colony that will raise or adopt a new queen. This requeening process cannot always be guaranteed and may sometimes fail.…

How to set-up your hive with a scale

How to set-up your hive with a scaleThe Broodminder scale is light (600gr) and robust at the same time as it is made of oak wood and aluminium. It is very simple to install: the scale must be placed horizontally at the…

How to install a temperature sensor in your hive

How to install a temperature sensor in your hiveMeasuring your hive internal temperature is a key factor in monitoring the colony’s dynamics and health. A temperature sensor is extremely easy to setup. Simply…

How to set-up apiary monitoring – backyard beekeepers

Which configuration is the best for equipping an apiary when you are a backyard beekeeper? This is one of the first questions asked by our future customers. And this question is justified because the…

The new SwarmMinder T2 with swarm detection… is coming!

The T2 temperature sensor from our friends BroodMinder is changing deep down this spring. The equipment remains unchanged, but its core software is completely transformed. Indeed, the embedded software is now capable…

Swarming control – Tools & techniques for timely action

Swarming is the colony's reproduction mode. Every hive is programmed to swarm. Beekeepers strive to control this age-old mechanism to ensure a better production. Many techniques exist to control swarming. And every…