Are you BeeConnected?
31 July 2023
Have you heard of BeeConnected? Our free, quick and easy-to-use system connects farmers with beekeepers.
BeeConnected, does what it suggests – bringing farmers and beekeepers together, and keeping beekeepers notified when a neighbouring farmer is applying insecticides to their crops. You can find the website here.
Farmers & Spray Contractors
Please register as a farmer, enter the details of when and where you're planning to spray an insecticide that may present a risk to bees (for instance on a flowering crop, or where the field has a conservation buffer strip), and a simple notification will be sent to neighbouring beekeepers registered with the system. NRoSO members can now claim 2 CPD points per year for registering and using BeeConnected. See the FAQ's for details.
Please register as a beekeeper, enter the position of your hives on our easy to use mapping system, and you will receive notifications from registered farmers when they are planning to spray their crops at a proximity of your choosing up to 5km away.
For both Farmers and Beekeepers, the system is totally anonymous, so farmers cannot see where bee hives are sited and likewise, beekeepers don't know exactly which field is being sprayed. Once an alert is issued, the Beekeeper can contact the Farmer directly using BeeConnected's internal BeeMail system to anonymously ask questions or ask for further details.