Bee Health Guru Smartphone App Promotes Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign

Bee Health Guru, a new smartphone app designed to help beekeepers diagnose conditions in their hives, is promoting a fundraiser to fine-tune development of its software. The Kickstarter campaign runs through the end of May.As Malcolm Sanford reports in the May issue of ABJ: “Bee Health Guru combines observations in the field using a phone’s microphone and an App running …

Online Tool Identifies Best and Safest Places to Keep Bees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Honeybees play essential roles in pollinating plants that humans and animals rely on for food. Declines in bee populations - including 20 percent of honeybee colonies per year in Indiana - threaten our food supply. Insecticide exposure, loss of flowering plants, and fewer nesting habitats, disease and parasites are all factors.Beekeepers must, therefore, identify safe places …