The app not only allows beekeepers to plan their hive care and update their records on the go and hands-free, using voice notes (a useful feature when your fingers are sticky with honey); it can also be paired with hive sensors to log data such as hive temperature, humidity and weight, which can be a measure of the hive’s health and what treatments may be needed.
BeeKing’s most important feature, however, may be that it allows beekeepers to optimize their practices and know-how through the connection with other beekeepers. As Mr Kronbergs explains:
“Connectivity in rural areas is very important. Farmers and beekeepers need to cooperate and share knowledge and data. It's very important to use it to make your beekeeping more efficient.”
He concludes by saying that digitalisation is “a new dimension in how we can work, and it’s a big opportunity”.