BeeConnected is a nation-wide, user-driven smart-phone app that enables collaboration between beekeepers, farmers and spray contractors to facilitate best-practice pollinator protection.
BeeConnected allows farmers to easily log the location of their properties through a Google Maps-based platform with GPS capability. Beekeepers can use the same functions to log the present or future locations of their beehives. When a beehive is logged nearby a farmer’s property, both users are sent automated notifications and are able to chat further about their activities via a secure internal messaging service.
BeeConnected is a world-first Google Maps-based, user-driven communication and coordination tool to help protect Australia’s honey bee population during normal farming practices. Australia’s healthy honey bee colonies are responsible for the pollination of many of Australia’s crops. It is essential that everyone assists in keeping it that way.