What our amazing customers say about us..

Terravista Vineyards

“In the first season of having our Farmer’s Hive installed I have had some timely and great customer service. The team at Farmer’s Hive took a direct request from me to build a Growing Degree Calculator so I have up to date growing degree information for the growing season. The continued product development is one of the shining stars of this company and the tech it is building for the agriculture industry. Overall it’s a nice product with a good price point and scalability.

At the heart of Terravista Vineyards is the desire to be outside, make and share great wine with friends and have fun! We are interested in simplifying viticulture practices and reducing our footprint. One might call it sustainable practices, but we are learning from our vineyards and our land about what stewardship and sustainability means.

We are adding alternative energy sources to our homes, reducing consumption and reducing interventions in the vineyards as much as possible. What does this translate into: 4 solar arrays installed at En Terre Vineyards, electric utility vehicles when possible, manual canopy management, manual hedging and weeding, livestock integration, reducing pesticides and herbicides. 

Included in that is the installation of Farmer’s Hive earth sensor weather stations on each of our vineyards. The practicality of the Farmer’s Hive makes irrigation management, pest and disease management simple and efficient. 

Installation of the units is quick and easy and you are immediately provided with lots of data to help with the decision making process regarding sustainable farming.

The ability to keep a close eye on soil moisture to help us reduce our water consumption and help the plants thrive is a great asset. Extreme weather and temperature monitoring as well as historical data helps us prepare our vines for the challenges that come with farming organically.”

Bobby Ercego.

Vineyard Manager, Viticulturist & Farmer.

Terravista Vineyards

Vasanti Estate Winery

“At Vasanti Estate Winery, we’re raising our glass to innovation and sustainability! We’re thrilled to announce the integration of Farmer’s Hive Earth Sensors in all of our vineyards. This advanced technology records detailed metrics every few minutes, providing us with detailed insights to help grow premium grapes while being environmentally sound.

From assessing water usage to identifying environmental patterns, these devices enable us to organically prevent diseases and enhance yield quality. Highlights of this innovative technology include: Soil moisture & temperature measurement. Real-time tracking of atmospheric temperature & pressure. Assessment of relative humidity & humidity deficit. Alert notifications via text, email, and app.

This technology not only makes our work more efficient, but it also contributes to our ongoing commitment to sustainable winegrowing. We’re all about using the latest and greatest tools to ensure our vineyards are healthy, our wines are delectable, and our Earth is cared for. So, the next time you sip our wines, know that they come from a vineyard nurtured with love, precision, and technology for a sustainable future.”

Davinder Sidhu

Vasanti Estate Winery

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyard

“Greata Ranch is a dynamic climatic site. The vineyards position relative to the Okanagan Lake and its bend in orientation, presents constantly changing winds. The bend at this point in the valley can create a venturi-like effect with increased wind speed and strong fluctuations in temperature and humidity. 

The Farmers Hive weather station and online platform has made it much easier for us to understand the changing conditions, review historical data, and plan viticultural actions with far greater precision. 

Access to soil data through the moisture and temperature probe has been crucial in identifying emergence of pest insect post winter months. It will also be key to understanding irrigation efficacy when precise soil moisture will be needed to achieve optimal grape ripeness.”

Michael Smith 

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards


“You know, everywhere in the world is being impacted by climate change and New Mexico is no exception. When I put the conservatory in, I realized I’m in a situation of extreme weather changes, again being at 7700ft of elevation things can change here rapidly. Last Christmas my heater went out the week before Christmas and I almost became inches away from loosing my garden.

The company that manufactured the greenhouse recommended to me a solution called Farmer’s Hive to be able to monitor the conditions here so I could be better prepared and ensure I wouldn’t loose my crop. When I installed the Farmer’s Hive system I had some false attempts. I had garden that unfortunately became quickly diseased through a lack of moisture as well as lack of humidity as this is high desert and its a glass greenhouse so the plants were getting a lot of the elements & weather.

The Farmer’s Hive solution allowed me to adjust the environment and to create a more optimal growing environment for my garden so I have had a significant increase in the health of my plants. I would say 80-90% difference from where I started and as you can see behind me the garden is currently thriving and we are in the middle of summer, its August right now so the conditions are as extreme as they are going to be and the plants are doing very very well.” 

Marie Moore

Apple Inc. (Retired) Greenhouse Grower


“The units are working well. I mostly wanted these units for soil moisture tracking and the readings seem reliable and consistent. All in all, I’m happy with how they’re performing & the ease with which I can access the data.”

Manuel Zuppiger

Arrowleaf Cellars


“Farmer’s Hive Traceability is important to help communicate our products because we are in an industry that relies on the back of cheap labor.

Nobody wants to be associated with a company that is involved with bad practices.

Being the first vertically integrated company from farm to kitchen requires us to implement high transparency standards in our supply chain.

This is why Farmer’s Hive Traceability is so important for us. We are able to offer traceability on a QR code to our customers and make sure they know the names of our farmers, where the beans were harvested, who harvested and manufactured them in real time.

The BC Traceability Officials completed their Audit of Farmer’s Hive solution in-person very well! They were able to validate our processes, validate the accuracy of the information from the Farmer’s Hive platform, including what the customers receive in real-time. They were able to better understand our supply chain and how Farmer’s Hive made it user friendly for us to be an expert in adding data. They were able to track our shipments and know exactly where it was shipped out and to who.

 As a chocolate manufacturing company we are not technology experts. This is why we appreciate how Farmer’s Hive platform is really user friendly, does not require any additional scanners or devices as it is all done on smartphones. Using the cloud was very easy to be accessed, edited, updated and trained other staff to work on it.

We could add some photos and all the information our customers care about and most importantly track our inventory in house.”

Ayissi Nyemba


Kwantlen Polytechnic University

“This farm is super important to guarantee the food security here in the lower mainland. KPU is involved because the farm has graciously allowed us to stuff a sensor in this field to gather and collect data. We gather & collect climate perimeters such as temperature, soil moisture, soil temperature, atmospheric pressure and relative humidity.

Our sensor here is from a local tech company called Farmer’s Hive. Every 15 minutes the sensor beams up all that climate data onto the Farmer’s Hive cloud which later I can access on the website and gather all that data to use it in our model. Really, the goal of this research is to model & predict the emergence of late blight to let the farmers know when to spray fungicide.

So the disease I’m focused on that affects potatoes is called late potato blight and it is actually the disease that caused the Irish potato famines and its still a problem even today. So I’m going to use math to configure a model that works for BC and with a special focus on climate change. Our climate is not the same as 20 years ago, it is constantly evolving as we have seen with the recent flooding and the heat waves we see. We are just trying to figure a model that best fits BC in order to actually predict when blight is prevalent or not.”

Nique Manga

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

“The Horticulture Diploma students at Olds College of Agriculture and Technology have benefitted from access and use of Farmer’s Hive sensor technology. The equipment and online dashboard are an excellent introduction to automation, sensor technology and data analysis for use in horticulture.”

Dr. Kenneth Fry. Ph.D.

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

College of New Caledonia

“My experience using Farmer’s Hive couldn’t be better. The sensors are extremely easy to install, they’re literally plug and play. The best part is that everything can be adjusted and checked online in real time from the Farmer’s Hive portal, either from a computer or smart phone. I believe they will be a great addition to your school farms and greenhouses.”

Araham G.  B.Eng. Senior Research Assistant Applied Research & Innovation.

“The impact of Farmer’s Hive technology goes beyond traditional farm and greenhouse applications. We plan to have it attached to our hydroponics units deployed to various remote communities. Monitoring growing parameters from our office is going to be extremely useful, from both research and training/educational points of view.”

Sorin Pasca. Director, Applied Research & Innovation. With thanks to NSERC.

College of New Caledonia

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