Arduino Nano 33 ble sense durability

I've been thinking about a project using the nano sense for bee swarm monitoring. Using it would involve collecting temperature, humidity and audio data, so it needs to be placed inside the hive. If the bees were to somehow make beeswax and honey on it, or it's generally covered with either, would it still be functional? If so, what is the best way to safely remove beeswax and honey from it??


No naked board will function for long under those conditions; perhaps not even days. Consumer grade humidity sensors and microphones probably won't, either.

High humidity environments will destroy powered electronics very quickly, if moisture condenses on the circuitry.

Is there any type of coating that can be applied to protect it?

Boards intended for high humidity environments are "conformally coated" by the manufacturer, which is similar to a thick layer of nail polish. All components and all connections have to be sealed.

Sometimes the entire package is embedded in potting compound, which is completely impervious. Not good for sensors like temperature and humidity, obviously!

Your best bet is to have some way of getting just sensors in and out of the hive, so that they can be replaced when they fail, and keep the Arduino somewhere else (but protected from the elements).

Some humidity sensors have a teflon cover, to keep dirt out.
Like the Si7021 (the white version).
I coated my board (for the bathroom) with epoxy glue, and only left the white part exposed.

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