Monday, November 25, 2019

Queen details

Beekeepers from around the world is sending us feedback, helping us to focus on features that matter.

"Kolejna rzecz to w wykazie uli na danej pasiece fajnie gdyby znajdowal sie maly kolor oznaczajacy krolowa w danym ulu do szybkiej wymiany bez wchodzenia w dany ul i historie matki


"The next thing is in the list of hives on a given apiary, it would be nice if there was a small color indicating queens in a given beehive for quick exchange without entering the given beehive and mother's story".

Check the hives with active queens following the below steps:

1. Open the Apiary Book app
2. In the top left, tap Menu ≡
3. Tap Hives
4. The hives having active queens are marked with a queen icon in the right bottom corner
5. Select a hive and check the details of the queen (year, color, history)

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Voice Assistant - Reminders

Use Voice Assistant to find out the reminders while driving to the apiary so you can give immediate attention to the hive or hives which require urgent attention first.

Start Voice Assistant and answer "Reminders" to the question "How can I help you?".
The Todo items will be shown on screen and played as audio (text-to-speech).

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

FoodTech 500

We are glad that Apiary Book is among the finalists of the Foodtech 500.

The FoodTech 500 shortlist showcases companies (early-stage startup to scaleup) that are building and scaling AgriFoodTech businesses, addressing the rapid need for change across the food ecosystem.

"All of the companies that have made the FoodTech 500's shortlist have in our opinion become entrepreneurial success stories worth keeping an eye on, which is why we have made it our mission to share them." - Alessio D'Antino, Forward Fooding

The FoodTech 500 list with the full ranking will be released on the 4th of February, 2020.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Apiary Book 4.9.2

Apiary Book 4.9.2 adds several new improvements required by beekeepers from all around the world.

1. Media Gallery - add existing video from internal storage

2. Hives list - active queens are marked with a queen icon in the right bottom corner

3. Voice Assistant - Todo items that are not completed are played as audio (text-to-speech)

4. Hive feedings - total sum of the feedings for each food type

We appreciate any feedback on things you like, and issues or features you would like to see.
Send your suggestions to

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Feedings - sum for each hive

We are working hard to improve the consultation with our global community – and we’d love your feedback. Feel free to give your suggestions to

"Vážený pane,
bylo by možné, aby aplikace uváděla součet provedených krmení u každého úlu.
Předem děkuji za reakci a jsem s pozdravem.

it would be possible for the application to indicate the sum of feeds made for each hive.
Thank you in advance for your reaction and I am sincerely.

J.Kotrch", Czech Republic

In order to check the sum of feedings for an individual hive follow the steps:
1. Open the Apiary Book app
2. In the top left, tap Menu ≡
3. Tap Hive
4. Select a hive from the list
5. Choose Feedings from details screen
6. The list of feedings is shown
7. In the top right, tap ⁝ (option menu)
8. Select Graph
9. Check the feedings for current/previous year or lifetime.
10. Click on graph bar in order to display the total sum of the feedings for each food type

Monday, November 11, 2019

Media Gallery - video

Feature proposal contributions are highly valued, till now hundreds of suggestions from the community have been implemented.

"I am enjoying your app but would like to add a pre-made video to the media section. It would also be good to be able to add multiple images together instead of 1 at a time.

Andy Stanhope"

In order to add an existing video to Media Gallery follow the steps:
1. Open the Apiary Book app
2. In the top left, tap Menu ≡
3. Tap Media Gallery
4. In the top right, tap ⁝ (option menu)
5. Choose Movie to add an existing video from your internal storage
6. Select the video
7. Add it to the Media Gallery

Send your suggestion or improvements to

Friday, November 8, 2019

Startarium competition

This week Apiary Book was one of the 10 finalists of the Startarium competition.

I talked about the problems affecting bees' health and about the beekeeping community.