We use the Arnia remote monitoring and data gathering system to minimise the amount of disturbance we cause the bees. The Arnia system provide graphical data on amounts of food in the hive and their body temperature. We can check remotely on whether they are getting on well, breeding a new queen and generally well fed. Without this system we would have to open up the colony every time to look at the honey combs. How would you feel if some giant came along and took the roof off, pulled out all the furniture and made the place freezing cold!