I just attended a class this past Saturday that was taught just east of Tulsa Oklahoma. Ken with "Little Creek Bee Ranch". He is the only distributor thus far of this device in the U.S… Taking the same concept of the hive monitoring, see links below, this application only cost $40 and runs on a android device.
A Russian engineer and beekeeper has just started developing this. This is just freaking amazing at what it can do. Ken, is a great instructor. I rode my motorcycle up from Dallas to take the class. I’ll be going back up this coming Saturday to take in essential oil treatment class.
The link below to little Creek bee Ranch will take you to the Russians website as well where you can see all that he has developed thus far. The Russians daughter which does most of his translations and business side lives in Spain.
This is a very powerful tool, Ken doesn’t just teach how to use it but he teaches that knowledge and basis behind the research.
Also attached is several articles from the mid-and late 50s were Mr. Eddie Woods 1st developed and patented the idea.
Check it out I will be posting my results to this link later as I learned the tool.
During a BBC interview Mr Woods back in the early 60s indicated that this could eliminate up to 90% of your hive inspections. Which would provide a yield of 25 pounds plus more of honey.
Even if it doesn’t produce 1 ounce of more honey, but helps know that you’re about to have a swarm that’s benefit enough for as little as a cost.