The Hive Tracks team recently traveled to the North American Beekeeping Conference in Galveston, Texas to launch its new product for commercial beekeepers, Hive Tracks Commercial.
Hive Tracks Commercial is an apiary management software solution for efficient management of commercial beekeeping operations and is comprised of a dedicated web application providing a dashboard and data management and reporting tools and mobile apps that support field level data collection and communication. To learn more, please visit go.hivetracks.com/commercial.
"Honey bee brood – the larvae and pupae of drones – has great potential as a food source. It is already eaten as a delicacy in many countries, including Mexico, Thailand and Australia. It has a nutty flavor with a crunchy texture when eaten cooked or dried, and is a versatile ingredient used in soups and egg dishes. It also has high nutritional value, similar to beef in terms of protein quality and quantity." Continue reading at: http://zurl.co/Bd0Q
Hive Tracks for iOS takes the rich, complex environment of the Hive Tracks web application and simplifies it for easy on-location and offline access to yard, hive, and hive inspections. Use the iPhone's native camera and audio capabilities to capture your hive inspection in real-time. Click here to learn more about the Hive Tracks app!
"“Canada’s 8,533 beekeepers produced 95.3 million pounds of honey in 2015, up 11 per cent from 2014,” Johnson said. "This represents a value of over $232 million". She added the total economic contribution of honeybee pollination is thought to range from $3.15 billion to $4.39 billion annually."
An Artist Is Painting 50,000 Bees In Murals Around The World
October 17, 2016
"[...] Artist Matthew Willey founded The Good of the Hive initiative, a project that will push him to personally paint a total of 50,000 honeybees - the number necessary to sustain a healthy hive - in murals across the globe. His efforts are meant to raise awareness of the importance of honeybees as a pollinator, but he harbors a less obvious motive, too" (An artist Is Painting 50,000 Bees in Murals Around The World, August 24, 2016).
Why Bees Matter so Much to Humans One Green Planet
October 11, 2016
"Bees are not only extremely important for humans, but also for entire ecosystems to function. As we know, bees allow plants to reproduce through pollination. These plants contribute to the food system by feeding animals – aside from humans – such as birds and insects. If the food source for these animals was diminished or lost completely, it would cause the entire food chain to suffer" (Why Bees Matter so Much to Humans, October 9, 2016). Continue reading @http://zurl.co/lx9A