Beekeepers, Professional Beekeepers and Swarm Collectors
- Spotted a honey bee swarm or wasp nest? Send instant swarm notifications to locally registered swarm collectors and pest control companies including photograph (to confirm species), location (GPS or postcode) and contact details, without telephone calls.
- Beekeepers can sign up to iWas and notify Swarm Coordinators and Collectors of your need for a swarm.
- Bee.Watch App ‘Beekeeper’ Users can opt to be a ‘Swarm Collector’ during the registration process.
- Record colony losses, hive treatments and inspections on the smartphone App. Update and add more details via the webpage.
- Record target or invasive species details and forward to appropriate organisation. E.g. Asian hornets, Japanese knot weed.
- Receive mapped pesticide treatment and ecotoxicity notifications within 10km of your apiary.
- Professional Beekeeper Users can record data for more than 4 apiaries, allowing record keeping for multiple locations.
For Swarm Collectors
- Registered (insured) swarm collectors will receive swarm notifications from all Bee.Watch App users and website API alerts, within 10 miles of your registered postcode.
- Swarm collectors will be alerted of fellow Bee.Watch App Beekeeper Users who are signed up to iWas.
Bystanders: Any person who is in or near the area where a pesticide is being or has been used but is not directly involved in using the pesticide.
- Spotted a honeybee swarm or wasp nests? Send instant swarm notifications to locally registered swarm collectors and pest control companies including photograph (to confirm species), location (GPS or postcode) and contact details, without telephone calls.
- Track and record invasive, rare or other species as part of a national survey or watch organisation.
- Escalate observations to the appropriate regulatory body.
- Receive pesticide treatment and ecotoxicity notifications within 1km of your registered postcode. Increases awareness of pesticide treatments in your locality.
Pesticide users: in agriculture, horticulture, pest control, retail, allotments, golf courses, local government and domestic gardening to create a proactive relationship with bees and beekeepers.
- View registered Bee.Watch App ‘Beekeeper’ User apiaries within 10km of planned treatment. This promotes the awareness and importance of honeybees in your locality.
- Personal map of your planned pesticide treatment detailing the active ingredient, date, time and location.
- Anonymously and instantly inform registered ‘Beekeepers and ‘Bystanders’ of planned pesticide treatments.
- The active ingredient ecotoxicity data for aquatic invertebrates (Daphne), birds, fish, honeybees and human health is included in the pesticide notification, and the level of ecotoxicity simply displayed as a ‘traffic light’ symbol.
- Create and store specific tank mixes and products so repetitive pesticide treatment can be quickly communicated to Beekeepers and Bystanders.
- Send instant swarm notifications to locally registered swarm collectors (ideal for pest control companies called out to mistaken honeybee swarm, e.g. wasps).
Associations and Companies
Whole memberships or employees within Associations/Companies with specific beekeeping or environmental interests, can effectively use the Bee.Watch App to better organise and record their activities.
- Send and receive group messages.
- Effectively manage swarm collection, coordination and ‘iWas’ distribution between group members.
- A designated Swarm Coordinator for an entire Association receives swarm notifications from that Association, in addition to all registered Bee.Watch App ‘Beekeeper’ and ‘Swarm Collector’ Users and website API alerts, within 10 miles of the designated Swarm Coordinator’s registered postcode.
- Receive pesticide treatment notifications and promote communications and increased awareness between pesticide users, pest control organisations and beekeepers.
- A group discount is applicable to individual Bee.Watch Users if the entire Association or Company registers as Bee.Watch App Beekeeper or Pesticide Users.
Contact us to register your association/organisation.
- Using the FREE Swarm Coordinator Interactive Map, manage swarm notifications in real-time, from all Bee.Watch App and website API users within 15 miles of your registered postcode.
- Identify notified swarms available for collection, active swarm collectors and unallocated swarms.
- Bee.Watch App ‘Swarm Collector’ Users have the option to become affiliated to a Swarm Coordinator.
- Build and register individual swarm collectors within your team.
- Capture valuable geographical data on the health of local bees by storing swarm data within the interactive Swarm Coordinator map.
Spray Liaison Officers
- Using the FREE Interactive Map, manage pesticide treatment notifications in real-time from all Bee.Watch App ‘Pesticide Users’, within 15 miles of your registered postcode.
- Ideal for spray contractors, pesticide users with treatment in multiple locations, landowners and beekeeper associations.
The General Public and web masters
‘Report a Swarm’ website Application Programming Interface
Any website can install the Bee.Watch API.
- Allows anybody visiting a website with the ‘Report a Swarm’ API, to notify the details of a local swarm
- The API will alert every registered swarm coordinator within 10 miles of the swarm’s location, using the Bee.Watch App software.
This is a quick way for anyone to report a swarm without making numerous telephone calls to find someone who knows a swarm collector. It creates a platform where local councils, beekeepers, pest control companies can liaise to ensure swarms get into hive as quickly as possible.