Spot-a-Bee | SPOTTERON 4+

Bees in our backyard


Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings
    • Free



"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man" (Albert Einstein).

The single quote above captures the key role that bees play in the survival of planet earth. Unfortunately, the last 60 years has seen the loss of much of their natural habitat, including over 90% of the wildflower meadows in the UK. Intensive farming (mono-cultures), pesticides, climate change and pests such as the Varroa might have contributed to a marked decline in bee numbers in our rural landscapes.
In contrast to the countryside our towns, parks and suburban back gardens are stocked with a rich diversity of plants and flowers from around the world and as such could serve as an oasis for our winged friends.

To determine if this is the case we are seeking people’s help in observing the bee-friendly plants in towns, cities and villages across the United Kingdom.

The next time you are in the garden or walking the dog keep a lookout for bees and if you see any take a picture on your mobile phone of the plants they are buzzing around and send them to us via this App. The app runs on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform.

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

* New "User Mentions" Feature: Users can now mention other users in comments by writing @username. The mentioned user gets a notification in their news feed.
* New Markdown Standard Integration: Writing **something** makes text bold, *something* italic etc.
* Use your photo's metadata: the app now recognizes existing metadata (time and place) in photos uploaded from your photo album and can take them over in the spot.
* New button for easier spot updates.
* Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

M:-)R:-)B:-) ,

Great little app and good fun

This is a really nice app where you can help Bee Research and enjoy hunting your garden for bees. Really looking forward to using it with my family over the coming weekend.

Phoenixs80 ,

Buggy & slow

Am gutted currently, the app itself looks great and I really want to use it but it keeps on freezing so I haven’t even submitted one record 😢

App Privacy

The developer, SPOTTERON Gmbh, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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