Monitoring kiwi pollination

While pollination is necessary for the production of most of the fruits and vegetables we eat, it is even more mandatory for kiwi. Efficient and intense pollination is needed to grow beautiful big kiwis, as we like…

Using weight metrics for colony assessment

It is well known that continuous hive weight monitoring can be applied for honey bee management. Typical applications are during the production season to assess the nectar flow conditions or during the overwintering to…

Monitoring hives in April

Monitoring hives in April is wonderful as much as a delicate exercise. We're illustrating it here with three examples issued this season. From the exit of a harsh winter in Slovakia, to a split sacked by its neighbors…

Should I insulate my hives in winter? When, how, why?

In winter, bees consume their stored resources for food and heat. Depending on the latitudes, the winter can be more or less mild and the colonies can go through a variety of situations. What is the case where you…

Amazing 4th Bee and hive monitoring conference

From 5 to 9 October 2020 took place, online the 4th edition of the Bee & Hive monitoring conference. A great opportunity to join all the stakeholders working in the field of beehive monitoring with new…

Apiary yard location can have an impact on brood development – The case of summer overheating

The location of the apiary greatly conditions the development of future colonies. Bee health, productivity, feeding needs and various stresses are closely linked with the surrounding environment. Some beekeepers do not…

Guidelines and tools for finding the perfect bee yard location

The location of the apiary greatly conditions the development of future colonies. Bee health, productivity, feeding needs and various stresses are closely linked with the surrounding environment. Some beekeepers do not…

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…