Welcome to Hive Scientia’s documentation!

The HIVE /hʌɪv/ SCIENTIA /skiˈen.ti.a/ system is a NodeMCU based data capture system for Bee Hives, Apiaries and other scenarios where gathering and analysing environmental data (such as temperature, humidity, CO2 and VOCs) is required.

Sensors

Data from IN-HIVE located inside the hive is passed to the OUT-HIVE via a cable link. Using the MQTT protocol for communications and working over WiFi the OUT-HIVE will communicate with open-source and online (pending) MQTT Brokers. The data is gathered and processed by the Python based HIVE-INSIGHT subscriber which produces easy to interpret summaries and charts.

Node Unit

The MQTT Broker and main Hive Scientia application (written in Python) can be installed on a Raspberry Pi ( tiny and affordable computer) or on an alternative Unix flavoured machine.

It should also be possible to use an online MQTT Broker with the subscriber running on a Windows machine (although this set up is untested).

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