Outdoor weather station

Beekeeping & Apiculture Forum

Help Support Beekeeping & Apiculture Forum:

Black Comb 

Queen Bee
Joined
Aug 10, 2009
Messages
2,737
Reaction score
1
Location
Cumbria
Hive Type
other
Number of Hives
10+
Looking to buy one so if anyone can recommend a brand / type will be grateful.

Peter
 

Poly Hive 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
13,812
Reaction score
138
Location
Scottish Borders
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
12 and 18 Nucs
I have to ask what for?

There are millions of pounds worth of equipment deployed to give us forecasts. Further no forecast is a promise. Esp in our climate, and after 28 years at sea I has a bit of experience. 100 ft wave.. oh yes they make a lot of spray when they hit you. ;)

A high low thermometer is about as useful as anything, the rest... gadgets.

PH
 

MuswellMetro 

Queen Bee
Joined
Oct 1, 2009
Messages
6,523
Reaction score
29
Location
London N10
Hive Type
14x12
I have to ask what for?

There are millions of pounds worth of equipment deployed to give us forecasts. Further no forecast is a promise. Esp in our climate, and after 28 years at sea I has a bit of experience. 100 ft wave.. oh yes they make a lot of spray when they hit you. ;)

A high low thermometer is about as useful as anything, the rest... gadgets.

PH

all i have is a 99p large plastic garden thermometer from Wilkinsons to tell me it is too cold to open up, but generally i dont need to loooooook ;)
 
Last edited:

victor meldrew 

Queen Bee
***
Joined
Nov 10, 2008
Messages
6,809
Reaction score
332
Location
Wigan
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
6
Once had a book (loaned it , never returned ) that suggested that the UK was affected by no less than nine major air streams ,rendering accurate forecasting almost zilch!

John Wilkinson
 

Black Comb 

Queen Bee
Joined
Aug 10, 2009
Messages
2,737
Reaction score
1
Location
Cumbria
Hive Type
other
Number of Hives
10+
What for?
A Christmas present and whenever did logic enter into the purchasing of these?

Still looking for suggestions.
 

BKF Admin 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
6,344
Reaction score
5
Location
Hampshire uk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
6
Does your local Lidels have any in stock ?
If not I always look for science museum stuff as it seems good.
 

GingerNut 

House Bee
Joined
Jun 1, 2009
Messages
370
Reaction score
0
Location
Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
3
I have and oregon weather station with wireless outdoor units.

You cant go wrong with Oregon

http://www.oregonscientific.co.uk/cat-weather.html
:iagree:

I have had an Oregon wireless kit for about 6 years now and I use it every day.

Given the option to buy again, I would buy the one that connects to your PC. With this you can also broadcast your weather station data on a web page and it saves all the old data.

Yours Roy
 

Erichalfbee 

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
24,654
Reaction score
6,077
Location
Ceredigion
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
13
Yes, Oregon... I agree.
There is a sublime to ridiculous range. I have a simple one but would love the whole shebang with an anenometer and precip guage :)
 

jimbeekeeper 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
2,454
Reaction score
1
Location
East Yorkshire
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
1
:iagree:

I would buy the one that connects to your PC. With this you can also broadcast your weather station data on a web page and it saves all the old data.
I have this unit

http://www.weather-station-store.co.uk/Oregon WMR928NX Weather Station.htm

that you can connect to a pc, but never got round to doing it.

We have the main unit in the hallway and look at it most times we walk past, very intresting, especialy with the cold weather, checking the units memory for maximum lows temps etc.

My outdoor thermometer packed up a few months back, but oregon still make it for them.


My unit is about 5 years old, and I would not be without one..
 

GingerNut 

House Bee
Joined
Jun 1, 2009
Messages
370
Reaction score
0
Location
Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
3
I have this unit

http://www.weather-station-store.co.uk/Oregon WMR928NX Weather Station.htm

that you can connect to a pc, but never got round to doing it.

We have the main unit in the hallway and look at it most times we walk past, very intresting, especialy with the cold weather, checking the units memory for maximum lows temps etc.

My outdoor thermometer packed up a few months back, but oregon still make it for them.


My unit is about 5 years old, and I would not be without one..
That's the one I would like to get....................mine is the older version of this one

http://tinyurl.com/38o5zb2

Yours Roy
 

psafloyd 

Queen Bee
Joined
Sep 27, 2010
Messages
3,461
Reaction score
3
Location
London/Essex
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Probably about 5/6 at the moment
Looking to buy one so if anyone can recommend a brand / type will be grateful.

Peter
Actually, I have been considering one, but my apiary (ahem, I mean one hive) is about a quarter of a mile away. Anything out there I can access/read from home?
 

psafloyd 

Queen Bee
Joined
Sep 27, 2010
Messages
3,461
Reaction score
3
Location
London/Essex
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Probably about 5/6 at the moment
I have to ask what for?

There are millions of pounds worth of equipment deployed to give us forecasts. Further no forecast is a promise. Esp in our climate, and after 28 years at sea I has a bit of experience. 100 ft wave.. oh yes they make a lot of spray when they hit you. ;)

A high low thermometer is about as useful as anything, the rest... gadgets.

PH
Yep, got me one of those, but don't get over there much in the week, so am looking for more info.
 

wilderness 

House Bee
Joined
Dec 8, 2008
Messages
413
Reaction score
1
Location
South Oxfordshire
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
4 + 1 nucs
I have the Oregon WMR928. It works fine but doesn't have a datalogger so you have to leave the PC on 24/7 unless you don't mind losing overnight data.

I use Cumulus software http://sandaysoft.com/ as it is free and it has a "clean" appearance. Some of the programs that come with the units are complicated and have messy screens.
 

Hivemaker. 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Messages
14,291
Reaction score
15
Location
Exmoor.
Hive Type
national
I have just a old brass barometer,coupled with looking out the window,seems to be reasonably accurate.
 

psafloyd 

Queen Bee
Joined
Sep 27, 2010
Messages
3,461
Reaction score
3
Location
London/Essex
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Probably about 5/6 at the moment
:iagree: This is very true and usually extremely accurate
All very well if your apiary experiences the same microclimate. Mine doesn't from that I experience at Home, despite being sop close to eachother.
 

Hivemaker. 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Messages
14,291
Reaction score
15
Location
Exmoor.
Hive Type
national
All very well if your apiary experiences the same microclimate. Mine doesn't from that I experience at Home, despite being sop close to eachother.
Not much point you using up valuable energy to look out of the window to see if it's raining then.
 

Latest posts

Top