HiveSmartHQ 4+

The app for Beekeepers

Appi Bee Services Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



For great beekeeping from Inspections through to Sales. Tailor it to your needs & region. Use in remote areas without phone or internet connection. No login required.

HiveSmartHQ - when you care for bees.
[* No login * No subscription * Ad free * All features available on install]

Capture details of your beekeeping activities from inspections (aka Services), right through to the sale of the honey and even hives (if you choose to sell them)

Use it to keep track of the structure & condition of each Hive, it's population, Queen & health over time - as well as the movement of Hives between Locations, the honey boxes that have been harvested, the Honey extracted (Yield), and the Revenue earned from selling it.

This includes point-of-origin (source) tracking for the honey sold right back to the location (and even the individual hive if desired).

Record the Collection of items such as Honeycomb, Propolis, Bee Pollen, Queens, Queen Cells, Royal Jelly and more... and keep track of the Sales of these items (as well as other services provided e.g. a Pollination Service).

HiveSmartHQ also provides plenty of useful summary Views (printable reports) for each of your Hive locations (or in Total). For example, your current Hive Inventory, a comparative Service History for each Hive, and a Production Summary showing revenue, honey yield and harvested honey boxes (by Location or Hive). Track and compare Varroa test results over time too.

Other features include Location mapping, Equipment Inventory, KnowledgeBase, Seasonal Checklists and Action Items (to do’s). Optionally link these to your device Calendar for automatic reminders.

It's easy to tailor to your region and specific requirements, and only capture/use the level of detail that suits your situation.

The app can be used anywhere - even in remote locations with no phone coverage or internet access. For those who prefer not use their device in the field, there's also Forms available to record data on-site, then update later when it's convenient. The forms are freely available on our Tips page at:

100 Service Credits are included (one inspection uses one credit) – that’s approximately a years worth of inspections for 5 Hives (or ~5 years for 1 hive) with no time limit on use of the credits. The first inspection for each Hive is also free. Thereafter it’s less than $0.07 (US) per inspection and all other features are free. Bundles of 30, 60 or 100 Service Credits can be purchased through the app as needed. Data entered is always accessible (i.e. no locking irrespective of Service Credit balance).

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

Technical update with improved performance along with several minor enhancements and cosmetics tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Pastor "Z" ,

The Best Off-line Bee App

You may find other beekeeping apps with lots of bells and whistles out there however, HiveSmart HQ is an app for beekeepers who need to record their inspection data in the field. No logging-in on the Internet is required. This allows me to record my data directly into the program (on my iPhone or IPad) as I conduct inspections. Yes, the app also has Android capability too.
Every other beekeeping app I have tried wants me to “ log-in” to input my data, that is nuts! In addition, I do not need to pay any vendor to hold my data on their server and charge me a monthly fee subscription averaging from $12 to $40 per month. I keep my HiveSmartHQ inspection data on my iPad Pro and I can back it up to their web-sever, “free of charge” and even download my data to another device like my iPhone, which I do. I manually sync my devices.
Sure, bells, whistles, and fancy colors are nice but they cost a lot too. Nothing is free, not even HiveSmartHQ, but paying $6 US for 100 credits (inspections) is far cheaper than any monthly subscription and the log-in aggravations which accompany it.
For two years I have used this app and conducted hundreds of inspections. You get 100 FREE credits when you setup the app and I purchased some more after six months. I still have enough credits left for another 1,500 plus days and it only cost $42.00 US. That is over four years of inspections, if I conducted one inspection every day (365) of the year. With six hives, I can inspect them every two weeks, that equals 12 inspections x 26 weeks per year, OR 312 total inspections per year (1500/312 = 4.8 years) of inspections. Beat that with any other “log-in” style app you can find.
Finally, you will not find a better team of developers and staff to assist you with questions and application of the software. AppiBee Services, Ltd., is located in New Zealand but do not let that sway your decision to use the app. If you want a decent “no frills” beekeeping app with great customer service by email, you need to give HiveSmart HQ a serious try before you commit to paying subscription contracts, etc.

Waynesville, NC

Developer Response ,

Thanks very much for using HiveSmartHQ and taking the time to provide a review reflecting your experience over an extended time-frame - much appreciated! We look forward to continuing to evolve the app as we add more features while keeping it free of advertising...

App Privacy

The developer, Appi Bee Services Ltd, 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 Not Linked to You

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