Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beekeeping events

You can check now the beekeeping events happening in your area.
Beekeeping fairs, conferences, shows, exhibitions, conventions from around the world!


Do you want to promote your event?
Send the details of the event to bogdan.iordache@gmail.com

Friday, January 20, 2017

Rating 4.3

Apiary Book application rate is now 4.3.
Thank you to all users, your reviews are very important!

I am trying to provide app users with prompt and effective support to quickly resolve any issues.

Please send you comments to bogdan.iordache@gmail.com or social media (Facebook, Blogger, Google+, YouTube)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Do you want to be part of the Apiary Book community?

How can you help?
- register as a alpha/beta app tester
- translate application to your language
- review existing languages
- provide feedback
- send improvements ideas
- become consultant for local users
- promote the app on blogs, Facebook groups etc.
- inform beekeepers associations about app

If your answer is yes, send me an email: bogdan.iordache@gmail.com

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mind The Bees

The Apiary Book is a Mind The Bees project. The main goal is to raise the awareness of the youth on the significance of the bees in the nature and promote the interest for beekeeping activities.

If you want to adhere to this purpose, here's a suggestion: go to a school and talk about bees to the children. Use presentations, videos, also bring with you an empty hive (without bees) and some beekeeping tools. Discuss with children about healthy lifestyle, natural food, nature, family.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Available languages

Apiary Book is available in the following languages: Romanian, English, Italian, French, Greek, Spanish, German, Serbian, Czech, Russian.

Translations are provided by:
- Alessandro Azzurretti - Italy
- Benoit Heran - France
- Juan Borges - Spain
- Alexandros Siozos - Greece
- Aleksandar Andrejevic - Serbia
- Igor Titov - Russia
- Zdeněk Čejka - Czech Republic
- Gordian Kramer - Germany
- Bogdan Iordache - Romanian, English

Friday, January 6, 2017

Support for Russian and Czech languages

Apiary Book app is available now also in Russian and Czech language!

Russian translation provided by Igor Titov!
Czech translation provided by Zdeněk Čejka!

Scan existing hive barcode

Using Apiary Book, a beekeeper can instantly identify a hive by scanning barcodes.

There are two options:
  • generate a QR code, print it out and post it on the hive
  • scan an existing hive barcode
  1. Open the Apiary Book app
  2. In the top left, tap Menu ≡
  3. Tap Hives
  4. In the top right, tap ⁝ (option menu) 
  5. Choose Read barcode
  6. Scan an exiting hive barcode
  7. Add result string (e.g. 68800000011) as the name of the hive
  8. Scan the barcode and add new inspection etc.

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for app tips, tricks and how-to's.

Also, an user can choose what action is performed after reading the hive barcode:
  • Display of actions (Hive details, Add inspection, Add/Remove hive component, Bee family strength graph)
  • Show hive details
  • Add new inspection

The following barcode formats are supported:
  • 1D barcodes: EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code-39, Code-93, Code-128, ITF, Codabar
  • 2D barcodes: QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF-417, AZTEC