Any farmer who owns property and would like to be informed of, and connected with, beekeepers near their farm will find BeeConnected a valuable tool. After registering as a user, farmers can register the location of their property. If a beekeeper registers the location of their beehives within 10km of a farmer’s property, both parties will be notified and will be able to discuss their activities further using the secure messaging service.
If they wish, farmers may also register the time and specific location of crop protection activities they are planning, such as the spray application of pesticides. Farmers can find their paddock by exploring near their current location (smart phone versions only), exploring near a registered property, or searching GoogleMaps. Switching between street and satellite view makes it easier to find specific paddocks using nearby roads and geographical features.
If a farmer registers an activity within 10km of registered beehives, they will be notified, as will the beekeeper. The two parties can then exchange any further details using the secure messaging system.
BeeConnected is optimised for Android and Apple smart phones.
To register for the web-based version of BeeConnected, click "Register" on the top right-hand corner of the screen.