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WOLF-HIVE SCALE

Passion for beekeeping

The history of Wolf-hive scale

The passion for bees originates on our family farm in the forest of Eastern Bavaria in Germany. Two brothers being fascinated by beekeeping and step by step deepening their involvement. With a short period of time the number of bee hives increased while being confronted to the first challenges. We wanted to know more about our little friends. For instance how changes in weather conditions influences bee’s behaviour or which factors relates to in-/ decreasing honey yields. There were so much to discover, so many data to analyse- best by using a smartphone or tablet. Consequently, we had the idea of an intelligent hive scale with appropriate sensors and suitable software for data analysis. Outside and breeding chamber temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind, total weight and even more factors should have been measured and analysed. After having successfully passed the prototype phase, the Wolf-hive scale was born – robust, intelligent and fully functional.

Meanwhile, we programmed the corresponding software, to analyse the captured measurement data on a PC, tablet or smartphone. Additionally, we developed the Wolf-SIM card which transmits the measurement data via mobile network. It ensures all data being up-to-date. The following years were dominated by further tests, developments and product extensions which were unique in the world of beekeeping at that time. The Wolf- hive scale stands for innovation, progressiveness and user friendliness. Finally, the hive scale with its software were ready for the market. Having in mind where we come from and how we started, we sell our hive scales to several European countries. The Wolf-team is represented on almost every German- speaking fair. Still we are about to optimise and develop the scale and software. Recently, we initiated the Wolf- hive scale community, enabling participating beekeepers to share their measurement data with other German, Austrian and Swiss apiarists. Further developments, as for instance a more basic and less cost intensive scale are in process.

Our team

Richard Wolf

Richard Wolf

CEO, Development, Support

Richard Wolf

CEO, Development, Support

Christian Wolf

Christian Wolf

CEO, Sales and Marketing

Christian Wolf

CEO, Sales and Marketing

Lukas Werner

Lukas Werner

Web development

Lukas Werner

Web development

Dr. Andreas Bogner

Dr. Andreas Bogner

Server management

Dr. Andreas Bogner

Server management

Contact us!

Contact us!

E-Mail: kontakt@wolf-waagen.de

Contact us!

E-Mail: kontakt@wolf-waagen.de

Our philosophy

TRADITIONAL APICULTURE - INNOVATIVE AND PROGRESSIVE!

We consider beekeeping as a traditional handcraft. Important for both humankind and nature. From a business perspective it is necessary to advance the beekeeping possibilities. This is an important step forward to facilitate beekeeping while making it more interesting to like-minded apiarists.

Around 80 percent of our domestic crop and wild plants are pollinated by bees. Therefore, our nutrition and agriculture are highly depended from a functioning and sustainable apiculture.

We consider it as our duty to preserve this system for the future generations whilst modernise this handicraft.

We devote a lot of time and effort to constantly improve the Wolf-hive scale and the Wolf-software to offer hobbyists, professional and academic beekeepers the best possible solutions for analysing and monitoring their hives. Keep an eye on your bees and you will be successful.

Our own hives

IN THE UPPER PALATINATE FOREST

We are still busy beekeepers in Eastern Bavaria, close to the Czech border. Our breakfast buffet is never running out of fresh honey thanks to the tireless work of our 15 hives. The gathered information and analysis of our hives are published on our website and are publicly available. If you are still not sure about the investment of a hive scale, just check our homepage and take a look at the hive scale advantages. Additionally, you are always invited to contact us with further questions.