The real time Honeyflow Observatories are "THE" great innovation of MeteoMiel.

We make a configuration at your request when you subscribe to the PRO subscription. Once this configuration is done, you can follow in real time all the honeydews of your different areas of interest. If you have subscribed to the standard formula, only the honeydew of your department is available. The quality and reliability of the data depends on the number of hives on balance in the considered area. It is estimated that during the honeyflow, you need to have at least 30 to 35 hives on the scales in the observed area.

Principles of the OBSERVATIONS function

Each observatory is a large area equivalent to the size of a department. Only statistical data are available to the community. Statistical honey flow monitoring is meaningful if at least 40 hives participate in the real-time calculation.

The "OBSERVATORIES" function presents in real time the honey flow curve for a chosen geographical area. To obtain this result, the following calculations are made each night: 

1 - Determination of the earnings recorded on each hive for the day by removing the beekeeper actions.

2 - For each OBSERVATORY, the statistical average of the honeyflow is established

Example : The South East Lavender Observatory

Example of observatory with the gain recorded in real time: here the follow-up of the lavender honeyflow in the south-east on the Montélimar, Valensole and Albion areas. The curves present a detailed follow-up of each honeyflow: with the beginning, the end and the intensity.

Lavender Observatory South East - Geographical areas
South East Lavender Observatory - Real time gain


To use well the observatories provided by MeteoMiel, you must be familiar with the notions of median and quartile. These concepts are commonly used in professional beekeeping, in particular for the common use of the "moustache box" present in all statistical studies (on Varroa for example). You will find many pages on the web, including Wikipedia on the whisker box, which clearly explain this concept.