Arnia’s state of the art remote hive monitoring system was designed by beekeepers for beekeepers. We have been monitoring bee hives since 2011 and our monitors are currently installed in hundreds of hives in 14 different countries.

Listening to bees

Arnia is unique in combing hive acoustics monitoring with other parameters such as brood temperature, humidity, hive weight and apiary weather conditions. We can monitor and interpret the sound of a bee colony to assess colony behaviour, strength and health. The hive data can be accessed remotely from any internet enabled device in any web browser. Benefits of the system include:-

  • Security: Receive email or SMS alerts if your hive has moved or blown over by the wind.
  • Active Season: Watch your colonies build up in the spring without having to remove the crown board. Receive automatic alerts if your colony becomes broodless or when a new queen starts laying. Track forager activity, accurately map nectar flow, receive alerts when its time to add or remove suppers. Swarm and health management, spot robbing before its too late!
  • Winter Monitoring: Check to see if your bees are still alive or need feeding without having to visit the apiary. Receive an alert if the hive is too humid and requires ventilation.
  • Apiary conditions: Remotely monitor and log weather conditions at your apiary.

Our system is backed up with dedicated technical support to help our customers get the most from their monitors. A range of different monitoring packages are available which use different combinations of sensors suitable for use by beekeepers, bee farmers and bee researchers.

Bee hive monitoring checking frames


Designed for beekeepers with one or tens of hives. Our monitors will provide a fantastic insight into the status of your colonies for example foraging activity, colony development, brood state and queen status.

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Bee Hive Monitoring managing the hive

 Bee Farmers

Aimed at large scale beekeeping operations with multiple apiaries. The monitors enable you to compare the general state of health at each apiary and accurately map nectar flow to target resources more efficiently.

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Bee hive monitoring research

 Bee Researchers

Designed for researchers investigating honey bee health and behaviour. The system provides an economically viable means of performing large scale studies as well as investigating individual hives in great detail.

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Take a look at the demonstration video of our user interface.

Other demonstration videos of the user interface are available. Click on the links below:-

Please contact us if you would like to find out more or place an order

Why Choose Arnia Hive Monitors?

      • Access to hive status from any internet enabled device.
      • Remotely monitor activity, temperatures, humidity and weight.
      • View or download historical data.
      • Instant alerts of theft or vandalism.
      • Compare apiaries; aimed at large scale beekeeping operations.

What Clients Say

Since installing the monitors I have not been disappointed. The monitors do what they say on the tin. It is very comforting to simply check on the bees wellbeing by logging in. The amount of data the monitors produce is amazing.
Nigel Sweeney, Bishop Stortford Beekeepers Association
I do think this device is really useful and it has a lot of applications for scientific research; there’s no doubt about that because of the resolution of the data.
Honey Bee Researcher, Newcastle University
I had a colony with a failing queen and very little brood. I removed the queen and introduced a new mated queen. Without disturbing the bees I was able to tell that the new queen had been accepted and was laying.
Mary Hill, Beekeeper
Dealing with Arnia has also been a joy. They have given me superb customer service, advice and knowledge. Arnia are all about the bees welfare and their product and ethos strongly reflects this.
Nigel Sweeney, Bishop Stortford Beekeepers Association
The Arnia system allows easy monitoring of your hives, it can give you an idea of what the bees are doing and when. It does not obviate the need for inspections, but reduces the frequency of necessary disturbance of the hive.
John Cooper, Beekeeper