on the link below to open a new page for the live web cam. The camera is powered
24hours a day, there are a
limited number of feeds from the camera, try back later if you don't
get a picture.
webcam (user name 'guest' and password 'guest')
For those that like a little extra control of the camera have a look
here. This link connects directly
to the camera and using the login details 'user' & 'user', after installing
a 'driver' for the camera you can have more control/options. Simply put, you
can move the camera around easier. This may not work with all web browsers
You can move the camera around to see
all the beehives, as of the end of 2013, there are 2 wooden WBC hives, 1
polystyrene National hive, a 14x12 nuc and if you look carefully behind hive
2 there is a small mating apidea.
If you are lucky you may even see me carrying out an inspection of the
hives. Typically I carry this out at weekends during the period between
April and October.
pictures below (and the others on this page) are taken directly from the webcam, they show both of
the hives on the 07 October 2012. Click on either to bring up the full
picture. Hive number 2 is on the left, hive number 1 on the right. Both hives have now been clearly numbered, this is visible on the webcam link.
Don't expect much to be happening over the
winter period. The bees are tightly packed together to keep warm. On days when
the temperature reaches around 8°C the bees will be out foraging.
During the summer however, the bees will be very active, even at night- when
they 'hang' around the entrance to control the hive temperature. The camera has
built IR led's that automatically turn on to allow night time viewing.
The 'webcam' is actually a HD 720p pan and tilt IP camera (Foscam model FI8920W).
For those interested in finding out more about this capable IP camera and
follow this link.
If you want to know a little more on how I have wired up the camera, see
presentation that I gave to my fellow
MBKA beekeepers at one of our
meetings. (please note that the presentation is around17MB as it contains a
number of photos).
The two pictures above were taken in April and January 2013
The pictures above were taken on 26th June 2013, the first early evening
and the second around midday.
The picture below was taken in
August 2013, it features my son in a rather large beesuit helping out on