I stumbled upon your forum and found a lot of very interesting information. I introduce myself I am christophe, I am an beekeeper amateur in France (100km below Paris) and I am passionate on electronics side. I started a year ago to develop a connected hive. The prototype I am currently working on, uses a Lora communication system through the things network to node red and finally the Blynk application
I used an ESP32 mini with an RFM95, for the temp and humidity I have an BNE280, for the hive temp DS18N20 and a thermo MAX6675, for the weight HX711 and 4 3 wires load sensor, but I will move to a H30a load sensor.
Now all is in test in my house to see the life time of my battery, I send the data every 2 hours and I using the deep sleep mode on the ESP32