Healthy Hive™ Management Software for Top Bar Hives Launched by Beepods

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For many beekeepers, the ease of tracking hive health through documentation and notes is a headache. Beepods have launched an online software solution targeted specifically at sustainable beekeepers who use top bar hives.

Our hive management tool for top bar hives will allow scientists to analyze hive data...

With a focus on their own design, the Beepod Beekeeping System, the Healthy Hive Management software allows for beekeepers to record regular inspection data, both qualitative and quantitative, with extreme detail. The Healthy Hive™ Management software has a series of features to allow for organized management of multiple apiaries, or bee yards, hives and individual hive inspections. During an inspection, the software automatically imports weather data, while allowing the beekeeper to focus on their external and internal observations.

Beepods have been working in the top bar beekeeping space for years now, working to take a systematic approach to keeping bees that supports the beekeeper through training and maintenance and has tools like the Healthy Hive Management software to create a feedback loop so that expert beekeepers can see how each customer’s hive is fairing. Beepods offers their Beepods Beekeeping System which includes all equipment needed to get started with beekeeping, access to educational and instructional materials online, phone support for one year and now access to their Healthy Hive Management Software.

“Our goal is to make it as easy and comfortable, as possible, for people who want to get started in beekeeping,” says Brad James, CEO of Beepods. “We serve a lot of individuals who just want encouragement and support, but we also work with a large variety of organizations from churches and schools to small businesses and corporations in getting started in beekeeping. There are a lot of people who want to be a part of the sustainability solution for honeybees and we are here to help.”

Beepods launched the Healthy Hive Management Tool as an update to a hard copy inspection form, which is used to help Beepods Beekeepers make sure they do thorough inspections of their hive. Scott Offord, CIO/CTO of Beepods, says, “We found that the inspection checklist was critical in customer support, so we wanted to make it easier than scanning and emailing paper forms. This software will allow us to track data from top bar beekeepers and help us to more easily troubleshoot their hives with them.” Beepods have been building relationships with entomologists studying colony collapse issues who are very excited about working with the data. Mr. James says, “We have streamlined many variables involved. Our hive management tool for top bar hives will allow scientists to analyze hive data because our beekeepers are using the same type of equipment, training and support”.

Beepods offers sustainable beekeeping systems with everything a beekeeper needs to save the bees and be a better beekeeper. Their systems include equipment, training and support. They are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To learn more about their Healthy HiveTM Management software, visit:

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