What is BeeWatch?
A national strategy which aims to protect honeybee populations by allowing anyone using pesticides to send an instant real time notification to local beekeepers using our smartphone app or website. Beekeepers can then act accordingly to minimise the potential exposure.
Additionally, anyone can use beeWatch to instantly notify local swarm collectors of a swarm available for collection. This will include the address and photo of the swarm.
Beekeepers can use the app or website to report colony losses and record hive treatments which will provide very useful data. Additionally, we will obtain data for the number of swarms discovered and collected.
We want to create a fund which local beekeeping associations can use to send dead bee samples of for testing knowing they will receive a comprehensive report stating the likely cause of death.
What we need
In order for beeWatch to be most successful it needs to be a national initiative. This is why we have launched a crowdfunding campaign. However, we now need to reach people to spread the word and help support a system which can greatly help to protect the honeybee.
You can visit our campaign page to find out more here: