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Spray Liaison Websites

There are numerous websites that beekeepers can sign up to in order to receive alerts of when a farmer intends to spray crops located near their colonies. These systems rely firstly on both the beekeeper and farmer of the fields to be signed up to the website and also on the farmer remembering to log a spray event in sufficient time for the beekeeper to take action.  Below are a few sites that the National Bee Unit is aware of. You may want to do some research of your own to find other more suitable ones for the locality you live in.

BeeConnected is a new way of dealing with a long-standing practice: farmers informing beekeepers of an intention to apply an insecticide. The system operates on a very simple, yet efficient, two-way communication process: with a few simple clicks beekeepers will be able to plot the location of their hives. Similarly, farmers will identify their fields and inform local beekeepers when they intend to spray an insecticide in particular fields.

Beekeepers will get accurate up-to-date information of a spray event happening in their area and can respond to that information rapidly, even if that decision is to do nothing. The system also includes a “BeeMail” facility which enables farmers and beekeepers to communicate anonymously, providing an opportunity for further discussion without revealing personal details, unless either party chooses to do so. Put simply, BeeConnected a new and improved way of doing something farmers and beekeepers have always needed to do: communicate.

If you have any questions about the scheme or would like further information which is not displayed on their website, email 

Bee.Watch includes apps and web pages for both beekeepers and non-beekeepers. The site alerts local communities by sharing information between beekeepers and non-beekeepers in “real time”i.e. as an event happens. Some of the features it includes are:

a) Information on Swarm coordinators and collectors, eliminating duplicate call outs and reducing telephone calls by 80%;
b) Notifications of planned pesticide treatments by non-beekeepers, which take 10 seconds to create;
c) An API for integrating Swarm reporting into web pages, and;
d) Uwatch provides hive security. Colony Loss reporting is being added.

For more information about Bee.Watch and the features it provides, please view the following websites: