Can the camera be set up in a remote location (no electricity)? 

Yes. many of our customers use a Solar Power configuration with Eyesonhives.  We have specs for folks to build their own, and can also sell the Eyesonhives Solar Power Kit kit if folks prefer we do the tricky stuff.  Here’s a picture of the solar setup:

When does the device record video?

Sunrise to sunset. Eyesonhives devices record video automatically between sunrise and sunset, based on the geolocation (latitude longitude or address) and the date they are set to. If an internet connection is not available, the devices will use the ‘last known’ sunrise and sunset values. Alternatively we can set a manual override for fixed hour coverage.

Is the internal memory of the camera power dependent?

No. The devices can operate offline in a store and forward mode. Internal memory does not require power to persist (it will persist offline and unpowered). Power and Wifi are required to upload data.

How long would the data take to show up on the front end?

5 minutes. Once a connection is established, Eyesonhives takes a few minutes for the camera to start uploading data. Count data should rapidly upload, with highlight videos uploading in the order of most active bees per second first.

Is all video footage available to me just the highlights?

Just the highlights. Eyesonhives has a circular buffer which lasts 2 weeks for video data, and near-indefinitely for bee activity data. Eyesonhives uploads only video highlights, not all processed videos due to bandwidth constraints. It takes an incredible amount of storage space to even keep the video highlights! For special circumstances we may be able to retrieve specific videos which did not upload, contact us for support.

How do I know what software version my cameras are on?

Contact us. We manually update the software version of Eyesonhives devices when we make major improvements, and can happily schedule these updates if devices are online.

Can I request a teleconference to get another question answered?

Of course! Email us directly, or use the contact page at