Cool. Thanks for sharing. I came across this remote beehive monitoring system out of the UK as well http://www.arnia.co.uk/
last winter when I began working on a DIY version myself. I started with a Raspberry Pi board and sensors. Haven't gotten very far yet -- it was a bit of a learning curve to get up to speed on the programming piece since I hadn't done anything like that before. Will probably pick the project up again next winter. If it works and others DIYers are interested, am happy to share what I learn.