BEE DATA FOR GOOD

Digital Apiary Management Solutions 

We focus on honey bee health, beekeeping optimization, and the honey bee's direct connection to global food production.  

The Buzz on Bee Data

Why Bees Need Help

87 of 115 commercially grown crops that are pollinated by bees and other pollinators tend to be nutrient-dense foods such as fruits and vegetables. Hence, beekeeping helps to reduce hunger by providing more food in the region. Beekeeping also helps to alleviate poverty by generating income and reducing food costs through higher yields and improved quality. Despite the positive effects that bees and beekeeping provide, honey bees are currently facing increased health threats, with annual colony losses hovering around 40% in some areas.

National Survival of Honey Bee Colonies
(Rounded to the nearest %)
Credit: University of Maryland/Bee Informed Partnership

Save the Bees, Protect Our Future

Among all animals in the modern world, bees are one of the most central to our survival. Often people associate honey bees merely with producing honey. However, the extent of the role they and other bee species play in providing pollination services to support the world’s food supply and biodiversity is even more critical, as highlighted by the latest report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on 6 May 2019.

Notably, three-fourths of the world’s commercially grown food crops by type and one third by volume depends directly upon pollination services.

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How           is Helping

Hive Tracks is helping over 35,000 beekeepers in 150+ countries manage over 160,000 hives. Our community of beekeepers knows and understands the value of accurate and timely data in raising healthy and productive bees.

  • Best Management Practices – Recording management actions and treatments to avoid redundancy or missing a necessary action.

  • Personalized Hive Management – Remembering how the colony was doing at a given time to see changes in state or to identify the best queen from which to split a colony and to learn what works with your bees in your area.

  • Research – Keeping quality and consistent records. A hallmark of good science for generations, good records help us learn valuable information about bees and beekeeping, especially when combined with other data and when available at scale.

What You Can Do to Help

To figure out how we can help the bees survive in a rapidly changing world we need, first, to find out everything we can about the lives of bees everywhere. 

Together, we want to count every pollinator on the face of the globe. Anyone with a smartphone will be able to capture and share pictures of pollinators in their local surroundings ahead of World Bee Day (20 May) to contribute to the Global Pollinator Map that becomes the backbone of this digital citizen science and pollinator awareness action initiative. 

All pictures are then used to visualize a dynamic Global Pollinator Map. 

To participate, download the World Bee Count app from 01 May onwards and engage through several social media channels. Taking a picture with an app is a simple yet powerful way to allow anyone with a smartphone to take part, interact, and get educated around pollinators and bees.

They've been there for us, so let's bee there for them!

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Digital Apiary Management Solutions 

We focus on honey bee health, beekeeping optimization, and the honey bee's direct connection to global food production.  

Save the Bees, Protect Our Future

Among all animals in the modern world, bees are one of the most central to our survival. Often people associate honey bees merely with producing honey. However, the extent of the role they and other bee species play in providing pollination services to support the world’s food supply and biodiversity is even more critical, as highlighted by the latest report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on 6 May 2019.

Notably, three-fourths of the world’s commercially grown food crops by type and one third by volume depends directly upon pollination services.

Why Bees Need Help

87 of 115 commercially grown crops that are pollinated by bees and other pollinators tend to be nutrient-dense foods such as fruits and vegetables. Hence, beekeeping helps to reduce hunger by providing more food in the region. Beekeeping also helps to alleviate poverty by generating income and reducing food costs through higher yields and improved quality. Despite the positive effects that bees and beekeeping provide, honey bees are currently facing increased health threats, with annual colony losses hovering around 40% in some areas.

Why Bees Need Help

87 of 115 commercially grown crops that are pollinated by bees and other pollinators tend to be nutrient-dense foods such as fruits and vegetables. Hence, beekeeping helps to reduce hunger by providing more food in the region. Beekeeping also helps to alleviate poverty by generating income and reducing food costs through higher yields and improved quality. Despite the positive effects that bees and beekeeping provide, honey bees are currently facing increased health threats, with annual colony losses hovering around 40% in some areas.

How           is Helping

Hive Tracks is helping over 35,000 beekeepers in 150+ countries manage over 160,000 hives. Our community of beekeepers knows and understands the value of accurate and timely data in raising healthy and productive bees.

  • Best Management Practices – Recording management actions and treatments to avoid redundancy or missing a necessary action.

  • Personalized Hive Management – Remembering how the colony was doing at a given time to see changes in state or to identify the best queen from which to split a colony and to learn what works with your bees in your area.

  • Research – Keeping quality and consistent records. A hallmark of good science for generations, good records help us learn valuable information about bees and beekeeping, especially when combined with other data and when available at scale.

What You Can Do to Help

To figure out how we can help the bees survive in a rapidly changing world we need, first, to find out everything we can about the lives of bees everywhere. 

Together, we want to count every pollinator on the face of the globe. Anyone with a smartphone will be able to capture and share pictures of pollinators in their local surroundings ahead of World Bee Day (20 May) to contribute to the Global Pollinator Map that becomes the backbone of this digital citizen science and pollinator awareness action initiative. 

All pictures are then used to visualize a dynamic Global Pollinator Map. 

To participate, download the World Bee Count app from 01 May onwards and engage through several social media channels. Taking a picture with an app is a simple yet powerful way to allow anyone with a smartphone to take part, interact, and get educated around pollinators and bees.

They've been there for us, so let's bee there for them!