HiveScience is a citizen science venture for beekeepers. Utilizing the HiveScience mobile phone-based application, beekeepers can submit hive well-being reports, Varroa bug checks, and demand units to send honey tests to EPA. This information enables them to track hive well being through nectar tests and track Varroa vermin infections continuously. It will likewise give data about effectiveness of the miticides to the EPA.
The declining health of honey bees and other pollinators is an international concern, with bees in almost every region of the planet dying from a variety of causes. HiveScience propels understanding of how Varroa parasites and different pathogens influence honey apiaries.
The application is available on both iOS and Android mobile platforms and can be downloaded for free. The application is designed for citizen science and usage is fairly simple and to the point. You are required to register an account before you can send in your sighting and that is only to make your records verifiable and reliable. Signing up for the first time is very easy and requires just a few basic details before you are all ready to go. The features of the app are completely free, making it perfect for all citizen scientist bee keepers out there.