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    There are just 10 days left to get a pre-release version of the Bee Health Guru - a smartphone app that listens to bees and tells you what is wrong with them.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...for-beekeepers

    The Bee Health Guru is an Android and Apple iOS smartphone that our team of Montana bee researchers have been working on for almost a decade. Our lead researchers have been working with bees for over 30 years each, and from that and working with thousands of beekeepers around the world they have always suspected that bees made different noises when they had different things wrong with them.

    Using sophisticated research techniques and state of the art audio equipment that we've shipped to expert beekeepers around the world, our team has collected the specific sounds bees make when they are not well. Then we coupled that with our specially developed artificial intelligence (AI) programming to bring you a smartphone app that takes just 30 seconds to listen to your bees and then uses our proprietary database of sounds and AI to tell you within seconds what, if anything, is wrong with your bees.

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    Default Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    I'm wondering why one needs to open the hive & smoke them......why not just shove the phone into the entrance? It seems that would be less invasive to begin with......

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    Does this mean it can tell us if there are any mites in the hives?

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    Default Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    Can this app work with a Tablet, some of us old guys could'nt be bothered with these smart phone things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHudd View Post
    Does this mean it can tell us if there are any mites in the hives?

    Alex
    I have developed an app that can tell if there are any mites in the hives. And its free. You can thank me later.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nflip&hl=en_US

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim KS View Post
    I'm wondering why one needs to open the hive & smoke them......why not just shove the phone into the entrance? It seems that would be less invasive to begin with......
    You are correct Tim KS. No need to open the hive and smoke them. Just slide the smartphone in to the hive entrance and listen for 30 seconds.

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    Super!!

    The Bee Health Guru does mites and another 7 health issues.

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    It should be able to. We've not been able to test it on every device, unfortunately. We'd love feedback from your use of your tablet, though. The Artificial Intelligence that is coupled with the very specific sounds of unhealthy bees we've collected from around the world does need some processing power though.
    Last edited by MontanaProf; 05-21-2019 at 08:37 AM.

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    Alex, yes, the bees will tell the Bee Health Guru if they have mites, and give an indication of the mite level infestation. The app also detects another 7 health problems impacting bees, including nosema, and AFB.

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    Default Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    There is another app I saw too. Supposed to do same thing

    https://www.osbeehives.com/

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    Default Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    Quote Originally Posted by broncorm View Post
    There is another app I saw too. Supposed to do same thing

    https://www.osbeehives.com/
    That looks a bit pricey if you have 25+ hives.......

    I might consider the kickstarter project if there was a PayPal link.
    Last edited by Tim KS; 05-20-2019 at 03:05 PM.

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    Default Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    So we make a pledge of $20 and you send use the pre-release app? Or is it already in the app store?
    Do we get any updates as they come out or do we later have to upgrade to a full version of the app for extra cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim KS View Post
    That looks a bit pricey if you have 25+ hives.......

    I might consider the kickstarter project if there was a PayPal link.

    Tim, I wish Kickstarter took PayPal too. Pretty strange that they don't.

    I would suggest that $20 is pretty amazing if you have 25 hives. At that point, though, you might want the Bee Health Guru Pro, which has been developed with professional, commercial beekeepers and provides some pretty neat functionality beyond the Bee Health Guru Community version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncorm View Post
    There is another app I saw too. Supposed to do same thing

    https://www.osbeehives.com/
    I have seen the OSbeehives.com too. It does not do the same thing, unfortunately. It just listens to the bees and looks at weight and temperature, but does not compare to a database of just-sick-with-one-health-issue sounds as our app does. It also is a piece of electronics that gets attached to the hive. Ours is a smartphone app.

    Getting that database of sounds is REALLY difficult, as you have to know and trust beekeepers to know exactly what is wrong with their bees, and that they'll share this with you, and that they'll take good recordings of the bees with high-fidelity recording equipment. All that takes knowing a lot of professional beekeepers around the world, like we do. Then you have to be able to work with audio and Artificial Intelligence to do something with the sounds. Our programmer has the first masters degree in the world (we think) of working with bee sounds and AI.

    And then you need an amazing programmer to put all that together in a smartphone app, make it look beautiful AND simple to use, which we have (and are very lucky to work with).

    $20 for a pre-release version of the Bee Health Guru is a pretty small investment.

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    smworker1, great question. Pre-release version comes about 1 week after the Kickstarter closes. It is a FULL version. What we're not sure about is that this will work on every version of the iPhone and every version of the Android op-system, so we're pre-releasing first to get some feedback on that. We will share updates to the app for free for a while, probably a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaProf View Post
    There are just 10 days left to get a pre-release version of the Bee Health Guru - a smartphone app that listens to bees and tells you what is wrong with them.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...for-beekeepers

    The Bee Health Guru is an Android and Apple iOS smartphone that our team of Montana bee researchers have been working on for almost a decade. Our lead researchers have been working with bees for over 30 years each, and from that and working with thousands of beekeepers around the world they have always suspected that bees made different noises when they had different things wrong with them.

    Using sophisticated research techniques and state of the art audio equipment that we've shipped to expert beekeepers around the world, our team has collected the specific sounds bees make when they are not well. Then we coupled that with our specially developed artificial intelligence (AI) programming to bring you a smartphone app that takes just 30 seconds to listen to your bees and then uses our proprietary database of sounds and AI to tell you within seconds what, if anything, is wrong with your bees.
    I'm curious about a couple things, David. The goal was $13400, what happens to the money in excess of that? And, do you have a sense of how much the app will cost in its full form after the beta phase?
    5 Production colonies, 1 side by side 5 frame nuc for support- 7 working queens is all I want.

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    Default Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    If a trusted third party like Randy Oliver verified that the app works I'd buy it in an instant.

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    I've pledged my $75 as a Healthy Bees Founder! Looking forward to contributing and using!!

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    Pat Bono from NY bee wellness had an early version of this at a bee meeting we had last year where hives are opened up. Worked fine on the hives I was doing. I would go for it, but hate to give up my new flip phone.
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