Friday, December 23, 2016

My mission in 2017

Thanks for using Apiary Book this year!
For 2017 I will work to make Apiary Book more useful for you. 
I hope you enjoy this app! Sincerely, Bogdan!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Add new hive


This tutorial describes how to add a new hive:
  1. Open the Apiary Book app
  2. In the top left, tap Menu ≡
  3. Tap Hives
  4. In the top right, tap ADD
  5. Add number, no of frames, type, bottom, origin
  6. Record the status/strength of the hive or bee family
  7. Add date, hive state (active, stored), bee family source (purchased, own production), strength
  8. In the top right, tap ⁝ (option menu) 
  9. Choose Hive history
  10. Mark with a star (e.g. exceptional hive) or flag (e.g.to be inspected next time)
  11. Add label (without queen, varroa mites detected)



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bee families graph

In order to check the history of the total number of bee families in your apiary:
  1. Open the Apiary Book app
  2. In the top left, tap Menu ≡
  3. Tap Bee families report
  4. In the top right, tap ⁝ (option menu) 
  5. Choose Graph
  6. Scale on both axes (with touch-gesture, axes separately or pinch-zoom)
  7. Drag/ Pan (with touch-gesture)

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

CSV Export

Use the following instructions in order to export your data to CSV format.
  1. Open the Apiary Book app
  2. In the top left, tap Menu 
  3. Tap ToDo list
  4. In the top right, tap  (option menu) 
  5. Choose Export to save the list to CSV format (comma separated values)
  6. Choose application (e.g. Save to Drive) from Share dialog box
  7. Save the CSV file
  8. Open the CSV file with your preferred editor (e.g. WPS Office, Google Sheets) 


You can also print/export to pdf.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Management of multiple apiaries

Please use the following instructions to manage multiple apiaries/yards:

  1. Open the Apiary Book app
  2. In the top left, tap Menu ≡
  3. Tap on the arrow in the header
  4. Go to "Add apiary" and add your apiary/yard details OR 
  5. Go to "Manage apiaries" and add/modify/delete apiary/yard details

When you create an apiary it will be selected as a current apiary.


You can switch between apiaries:

  1. Open the Apiary Book app
  2. In the top left, tap Menu ≡
  3. Tap on the arrow in the header
  4. Tap on an apiary


All the info added in the application (hives, notes etc.) will be added for the current/selected apiary.

IMPORTANT: When you delete an apiary all related info (hives, notes etc) will be deleted!