Swarm Coordinator

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The Challenge

Traditional Swarm Coordinators spend many hours on the phone organising volunteer Swarm Collectors to answer reports from the public. Each year it is harder to find someone to give up 6 weeks of their time for this onerous yet vital task, whilst the valuable data they are collecting is never collated!

Without an efficient infrastructure, time and resources are further frittered away on false & duplicate reports, unviable or inaccessible swarms. All of which begin at the reporting stage…


Bee.Watch Swarm Reporting

The Bee.Watch system enables the reporting of swarms and delivers recorded information to local collectors' smartphones.

Alerts contain all the information needed for the collector to assess the swarm’s viability without relying on the accuracy of the reporter. Swarm alerts contain:

  • Picture of the Swarm
  • GPS location
  • Contact information of the reporter

Once the Collector has "adopted" the swarm, the notification is removed from Collectors' smartphones. This ensures that other collectors don't attend to the site. The Coordinator has access to all the geospatial data on the health of local bee populations, year on year in real-time for bespoke analysis. 

Ways to report a Swarm

  • Through an API (application program interface) that can be installed onto your website for free, and which can be seen here!
  • Through our Bee.Watch and Bystander apps, Bystander can be downloaded here.


  • Eliminates routine phone calls.
  • Collectors’ contact information isn’t publicised.
  • Swarm alerts are produced in real-time.
  • Eliminate duplicate callouts.
  • Control the area in which you receive alerts to form a swarm network.
  • Data is securely stored on an ISO27001-approved host and can be exported.
  • Link with pest control companies to eliminate Wasps and hornets that are reported.
  • Swarm reporting form API installed on your website.