Even as a backyard beekeeper, as your apiary grows it can become tricky trying to keep up with the management of each hive. With the rise in beekeeping combined with today’s tech world, it’s natural that beekeeping apps have become so popular, but are any of them actually worth the fuss, and in some cases, money?
What I personally look for in a beekeeping app includes:
- the ability to log photos over different dates so I can keep my eye on suspicious things
- I can set myself reminders for important follow-ups and routine inspections etc.
- it’s smooth and intuitive, and I don’t get confused or frustrated (although it doesn’t take me much to give up on an app)
- it can accommodate the confusing element of hive ID as they are constantly changing locations, duplicating, and new locations are added over multiple apiaries (I imagine this would be tricky to solve)
Is there an app that covers all of these bases? Plus more?
What do you look for in an app? Or do you use one and would you recommend it?