The Beekeeper’s Companion 4+

Personal Beekeeping Assistant

HiveTracks, Inc.

    • 2.7 • 15 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

The Beekeeper's Companion app is your guide to do what's best for your bees with confidence and peace of mind.

Made by a team of beekeepers and pollinator enthusiasts, the Beekeeper's Companion provides both experienced and new beekeepers an innovative way to track hive histories and plan for your beekeeping season.

Download the app that helps you effectively track the health of your hives and plan with ease today!

Location Specific
All beekeeping is local. So, we use your apiary's location to provide you with the proper context for making good decisions.
- Use our bee weather forecast to choose inspection-friendly days
- Let our recommended tasks guide you through the season

Interactive and Intuitive
Keeping your bees healthy is what brought you here. So how do you know the health of your bees? We have combed through research and drawn from our experience to reinvent the hive inspection process with a simple, interactive, and intuitive design.
- Complete your hive inspections with a few swipes
- View the health of your hive at a glance with our inspection summaries

Better Beekeeping
Beekeeping is challenging. There's so much to track and stay on top of. But what if you had everything you needed to know in one place? The Beekeeper's Companion has your back.
- Swipe through your hives and quickly grasp what needs to be done in seconds
- Simplified hive histories show you everything that happened to your hives in the course of a season in one place

Since 2010, HiveTracks has worked with over 40,000 beekeepers across more than 150 countries. With the Beekeeper's Companion app, we take all our knowledge and passion for beekeeping to the next level for you.

Download the Beekeeper’s Companion today!

Privacy Policy: https://www.hivetracks.com/privacy-policy/
Terms of Use: https://www.hivetracks.com/terms-of-use/

What’s New

Version 1.0.14

Added German language support! Fixed translations for several languages.
Fixed issue with restoring tasks, records and inspections
Switching hives between apiaries
Other miscellaneous quality of life improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Beekeeper's Granddaughter ,

Helpful App - Looking forward to more

I purchased a subscription for this app after having read about it in a beekeeping book back in early spring as I was just getting started with my first hive. At the time there were a lot of issues but the developers have stayed in contact and are continuing to work things out. I’m excited to see future improvements and features as they come along. I think this will be really helpful for a novice beekeeper. The support has been fantastic so far.

cvm2002 ,

Can’t fully assess since it’s non-function

I really wish I could give this app and adequate review. The Beta tests looked encouraging and when the full release came out I’d assumed they’d worked the bugs (no pun intended) out. Apparently not. Have emailed the manufacturer several times and have been told to uninstall and reinstall and that the next update should resolve the issues. I can’t use the app. Period. There is nothing functional. Had purchased the subscription already and the developer “extended my subscription 3 months”. I STILL can’t get into the app. It just spins and spins and spins or I get an “OOPS! Something went wrong” message. I am out the $70 annual subscription. Even if I cancel, all I get the ability to “use the app” until my subscription date. Very very misleading and disappointing. I’ll update this review if I can ever use the app…

UPDATE 5/4: I said I would update when issues were fixed, and staying true to my word, I’ve upgraded my review. The developers have stayed in contact via email with the issues I’ve been having and am happy to report that the latest update have resolved the login error issue and everything seems to be working as designed. Still need to get “into” the app a bit more but looks good so far. As a novice beek, I hope there are recommendations of tips for management including mite treatment suggestions for time of year, “It’s Month X, time for THIS..” kind of tips. Suggestions for further updates: mixing recipes for sugar syrups (would be super cool to have a function where you could enter what total volume you want at 1:1 or 2:1 or whatever and it would calculate cups of water to sugar), how to keep your smoker lit, and other tips for us new keepers! Thanks!

Developer Response ,

We truly appreciate your honest feedback, cvm2002, and we are sorry that the "Oops" bug prevented you from using our app well. We worked hard to come up with a fix and released a new update that addressed the issue yesterday. You should be good as soon as you download the latest version (1.0.12). Also, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at contact@hivetracks.com if you have any other questions or run into another bug. We hope you have a great day and look forward to hearing from you.

Sr.Rob ,

Full of bugs and difficult to use

Downloaded the app, listened to the launch zoom, read everything I could about it. Was very excited at the start. But the “oops something went wrong here” and the “cannot connect to the internet” were near daily issues. Contacted the developer and they gave me a 60 day free trial. Problems never got sorted out in that time.

Aside from the tech issues, the app needs to show you your data at a macro level. You put things in for weeks - but what does it all mean? How do you use the info that you are collecting.

Can’t justify the price for the lack of performance and features.

App Privacy

The developer, HiveTracks, Inc., 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:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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

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