Category Archives: software

In addition to the firmware and the smartphone app, this is also about setting up the HoneyPi.

Firmware v1.3.7 – nun mit OLED, GPS und weiteren Sensoren

Liebe HoneyPi Nutzer, wir waren in den vergangenen Wochen fleißig und haben die Winterpause genutzt, um an der Firmware zahlreiche von der Community gewünschten Features umzusetzen. Diese stammen aus den Kommentaren, aber auch aus unserer Facebook Gruppe. Außerdem gibt es wie immer viele Fehlerbehebungen und Optimierungen. Die neue Version v1.3.7 kann wie bisher über den HoneyPi Wartungsmodus im… Read More »

Firmware v1.1

Die Firmwareversion kannst du unter Downloads herunterladen und anschließend auf deine Speicherkarte übertragen. Vielen Dank an Christian Weber, der an dieser Firmware sehr viel mitgeholfen hat. Neue Features und Verbesserungen seit dieser Version: Unterstützung drei neuer Sensoren: SHT31 + AHT10 + HDC1008 Unterstützung eines CO2 Sensors: EE895 (Übersicht aller unterstützten Sensoren hier: Schaltplan und Sensoren) Verbessertes Protokoll. Es… Read More »

Firmware v1.0

You can download v1.0 firmware here and then load it onto your SD card New features and improvements Multiple Thingspeak channels can be set up so that multiple hives can be monitored with one Raspberry Pi  If the Raspberry Pi is connected to your LAN it will stay continuously connected even when maintenance mode is started.  There is… Read More »

HoneyPi iOS App

Currently still in BETA test. Therefore we are looking forward to your feedback. Besides our Android App we now also have an App for iOS devices. With the LIVE display the current temperature and the weight of the bee colony can be constantly checked from the smartphone. The “HoneyPi Dashboard” app runs as a web page in the… Read More »

News about the Android App

The Android app for visualizing your measurement data can now be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. Just click on the following banner to get to the store entry of the app: For iOS users: As described in this article, there is a so-called Progressive Web App (PWA). With this application it is possible to access… Read More »


Before downloading the firmware: Under Downloads you can download the latest version of the firmware. After downloading the firmware: Follow the steps in the instruction to write the firmware to a memory card. The downloaded ZIP file has about 720MB. After unpacking the image (IMG file) has about 2.3GB. After the firmware image has been written to the… Read More »

HoneyPi Android App

The Android app for visualizing your measurement data can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. Just click on the following banner to get to the store entry of the app: For the iOS users among you we also have an an App. Main functions The following main functions are available in the first version: Individual… Read More »

HoneyPi soon available for all beekeepers

After we finished HoneyPi as a university project in July, there will soon be documentation and downloads on, such as firmware and app. Some instructions have to be written. Stay up to date by following our Facebook page: HoneyPi in the news of the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Karlsruhe: Planned milestones: ✓ Upload of shopping list… Read More »

Why do we use ThingSpeak?

Beekeepers can register for a free account in ThingSpeak and create a channel for each colony. The decision to use ThingSpeak as a central web service to store the measurement data has proven to be correct. In addition to the obvious reason that beekeepers should not rent web space and that ThingSpeak is free, other advantages have emerged.… Read More »

Maintenance mode (web interface)

Switching between maintenance mode and measuring mode If the connected button ? or button with LED ? is pressed on the Raspberry Pi, the maintenance mode starts. In maintenance mode, the Raspberry Pis WLAN turns on and creates an Access Point (AP). The continuous measurement is paused. This means that no measurements are recorded during maintenance mode. The… Read More »