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Hivekeepers App


#1

Has anyone tried the “HiveKeepers” app? $35 a year looks good. Curious what people are thinking about it before I pay $35 I’m going to give it the month trial


#2

I have been using the HiveKeepers app for a couple of months and am generally very happy - certainly the best app I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot).

The reasons I chose it is that you can log what’s flowering on the inspection and store photos of each frame and scroll through them in chronological order which I love. There are at least 3 different ways to log an inspection which is perhaps a little bit over complicated, but if you like storing vast amounts of data this app is probably for you.

We got it from the App Store (Australia) as a free trial first so had a month to play. They seem pretty pro-active with the app too, asking for suggestions/ modifications and I think they are setting up a forum for users to chat.

All in all pretty happy so far :slight_smile:

Cheers,

Julia


#3

I am always reluctant to do the subscription thing. If I can’t buy outright I don’t buy.
If you want to do things for free there are a lot out there or just make your own app from Excel or MSWord. Here a couple of freebies http://ericshoneyfarm.com/beekeeping/resources/


#4

I like buying out right as well. And that’s why I’m reluctant to pay a subscription regardless of how little it is.

The better reason to join a subscription is that the database gets tweaked and the people are actually making money so they care and want to continue tweaking and releasing updates. The other reason I could see is if the database is shared a greater knowledge of the community is being formed.

Regardless I hate subscriptions but it may be the best way for me to go


#5

Thank you, I will follow up I just loaded it last night by the way which other ones have you tried so I can maybe scratch them off my list :slight_smile:


#6

Hi Marty. Thanks for giving the Hivekeepers App a trial. I hope you find it helpful. If you have any questions during your trial please get in touch via simon@hivekeepers.com. Thanks for your interest. Cheers. Simon


#7

If there would be an annual fee I would be more comfortable as well. Monthly access to my credit account I would never allow. If its annual and I have to authorize the payment I would be ok.
Also, if people only have 3 hives, why pay as much as people who have hundreds?
Else I liked the app. But I am currently looking for other options.


#8

I am using the BeePlus app. When I got it was free- but now it costs $5- which is absolutely well worth it. for my needs it does everything I want- it’s (relatively) simple to use and has worked perfectly to date. It makes it easy to manage multiple apiaries. I really like the satellite view which shows the possible foraging range of your bees.


#9

Wow, this really looks good it’s only 299 right now, for 299 I’m going to at least give it a try


#10

I use the free version of Hive Tracks: https://hivetracks.com


#11

I use HiveTracks too. Not free, but pretty close to free. :slight_smile:


#12

Mines still free. Maybe I got in early.