Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Apiary Book 2.5

A new version 2.5 of Apiary Book is available in Google Play!

What's new:
• Contacts - your address book
• Updated Assistant - important insight from your apiary: number of weak bee colonies
• Settings - user can choose to click the Back button twice to exit app
• Various improvements and bug fixes

If you are using a previous version of Apiary Book, you can check for updates on the Google Play Store.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Right Conditions for Inspections

When is the best time of day to inspect your hives?

Inspect hives anytime it is warm enough and the sun is shining (until it gets dark), few clouds, the breeze is gentle, not windy conditions.

Recommendation: between the hours of 08:00 to 13:00 (the worker bees will be out foraging)

Do not inspect hives when:
- young bees are taking the orientation flight (from 13:00 to 16:00)
- when it is raining
- it is cloudy
- strong wind

Monday, October 16, 2017

Contacts - your agenda

You can add your beekeepers contacts and edit information like phone numbers, emails, apiary addresses.

1. Open the Apiary Book app
2. In Dashboard screen tap Contacts card
3. The contacts list is displayed
4. In the top right, tap ADD
5. Add name, organization, title
6. Type phone, email, website, address
7. Add birthday and notes
7. Add information about the beekeeper apiary
9. Tap Save
10. Tap right arrow to call, send email or display website
12. In the top right, tap ⁝ (option menu)
13. Choose Share to send the contact details to your friends

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

App exit confirmation

I am looking to provide beekeepers with the features they need.

Milos Vujosevic sent me the following email:

"Subject: Suggest an idea

When I work in app and I open something from dashboard, when I click back with system button app is going shutdown. I thing, some warning before shutdown will be good, like: "for exit click one more time ".


This tutorial describes how to enable the Exit option:

  1. Open the Apiary Book app
  2. In the top left, tap Menu
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Choose option App settings - Modify features and behaviors
  5. Enable Click the BACK button twice to exit app

Tell me how to improve at

I'd love to hear your feedback. It means a lot to me. Sincerely, Bogdan!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Translation of Apiary Book

I always add new features. Help me offer them in your language.

Contributing to the translation of the interface, you help your beekeepers friends who probably use Apiary Book in your language.

Invite your friends to help with translations.

Photo: worker executing waggle dance watched by other workers. By performing this dance, successful foragers can share, with other members of the colony, information about the direction and distance to patches of flowers yielding nectar and pollen, to water sources and others.