Bee a better beekeeper
with the #1 beekeeping app on the iOS App Store
Made by beekeepers, for beekeepers
Designed to make managing your bees easier BeePlus can help organise hives and apiaries as well as track comprehensive inspection data and honey harvested, right down to information on individual queens or where a piece of equipment is being used, add as much or as little detail as you need.
Keep on top of what needs doing around the apiary with the calendar and todo items, plot locations to see foraging areas and add photos for a visual record too, BeePlus can do much more than an old notebook or paper inspection sheets while still providing a convenient way to store all your beekeeping records together and review them from a simple, easy to use interface.
A few highlights of BeePlus
Easily record detailed hive inspection data while in the bee yard, no internet connection required.
Quick inspections for when a few notes is all thats needed, add photos for a visual record too.
Log your bee keeping equipment in the inventory to track where and when it's being used.
Output data to csv for viewing on computer or printing. Photos can also be exported as jpgs or PDF.
Sync data between iOS devices for backup or sharing between you and your beekeeping buddies.
QR codes for automatic hive ID, scan to go right to the relevant place in the app to begin an inspection.
What our users say
Excelent apiary recording app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Well tailored for tracking the items a beekeeper look for. Must have been designed by someone with apiary experience who had the end users in mind. Fairly intuitive to learn. I see it as Scalable from a few hives to hundreds. Well put together app. Great feature set.
Leoqueen3 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
So far I'm really loving this app. I need to remember to start taking pictures more when I'm in my hives but I am a newbee keeper. 😊😂 such a great tool!! Love the financial & inventory also really puts into perspective how much I’m spending now I need the income part to start taking off. Ive got 4 Nucs ordered for spring already so hopefully next season my financials will tell me I’m in the green instead of red. Lol. I would like to see a frame location designation option on inspections.
Only thing I would add is a frame page..
Would be great to be able to track what’s on frames from inspection to inspection.
Excellent ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great features: calendar can sync with other calendars, pictures and description of common pests. Easy and fast to populate spreadsheet for hive inspections. I have used it for two hives and live it.
It works ★ ★ ★ ★
This bee keeping app works for my urban Apiary.
Best Yet ★ ★ ★ ★
We love this app
Tay Tay (: 2.2.2
New beekeeping ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is my first year beekeeping and I like that I can keep my records all together on my phone. Very well done!
1st yr-Amateur ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This app has been helpful for me to focus on specific items when checking on my hives. My apiary expanded quite rapidly this year & along w/learning the beekeeping basic skills I began to stress about how to keep the details of each colony of the inspections separate. It's user friendly & had been great use for logging all data.
Very useful, 4 1/2 stars if I could. ★ ★ ★ ★
I have been using the app for this entire season in my small home apiary of 3 hives. I use it very basically & haven't made use of the financial tracking, ability to add photos, or the QR Hive ID functions yet.
I do use the Inventory & map features as well as the inspection & to do.
Being able to see at a glance the main points of each inspection without having to open the specific inspection record is great.
I also like being able to see (in inventory) which hives are using a piece of equipment. You can also see the equipment being used in a specific hive in the hive view, so there is no need to switch to another screen in order to see that.
I had an instance where I was unsure how to use the app for a situation in my apiary, and contacted the developer. The response was quick, helpful, and specific to my question. It was a perfect solution.
Overall very pleased with this app! The half star I left off is just for little things. For example, I would like to see an option in the To Do list for showing the item completed instead of only being able to delete it when it has been done. (maybe check box or line through & the number of to do items adjusted accordingly. Maybe the option to move it to the inspection record that it was completed during.) But I am sure it is much easier to want than it is for the dev to actually make it happen! :)
Lady Bees 2.2.2
Great ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a fantastic app to track hive activity for the novice or professional beekeeper.
Big Island Addicts 2.2.2
Greate app. So few on this subject too ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Really useful app and surprisingly so few on this subject. A lot of thought has been put into this allowing the user to record majority of the important information. I was getting to the point where I thought I might have to write one myself and then I found this! It would be great to have an app like this that was voice activated. Enabling the user to call out the apiary and the hive number / name. The user could then call out key words like feeding, treatment, brood health etc.The user could then use the app hands free while on site. This was my idea of an app but it is quite a big ask but I'm sure we will get one like this one day.
Useful but not always intuitive ★ ★ ★
A very useful app to keep track of my small number of hives. It's not as intuitive to use as I'd like, and I can think of some useful features that ought to be fairly easy to add (such as being able to enter hive type, indicate more than one kind of weather and flag up a particular hive for special attention on the next inspection, for example), but I find it much easier to use this than a paper notebook.
Well thought out app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This app has been invaluable this season. Much better than the notebook I was trying to maintain. Lots of tiny flourishes within this well thought out app that makes it a pleasure to work with.
Bee Plus ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
What a fantastically simple and effective app. Prompts for all the key information when doing inspections. Easy to reference notes for when you return to that hive.
Picture capability, maps integrated and a generous amount of other useful info, such as disease and pests.
Great tool ★ ★
This tool has simplified taking records in the field, even when I can't get an Internet connection. Only drawback is I can't use the application itself on my PC. Update not accessing the tool on pic has me not using it anymore
Great Tool ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I'm new to beekeeping and this is a great tool for keeping track of hive conditions and the to do feature helps keep track of upcoming tasks.
Useful app for keeping notes ★ ★ ★ ★
This app has been useful to me for tracking my activity in my hive. I'm just getting used to the app and probably haven't made good use of all the capabilities of it, but just having an easy journal to log my inspections in is great.
Great app ★ ★ ★ ★
Love the app. Very useful. I would like to see a way to delete to do lists and inspections that were added by mistake.
Excellent ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Quick easy app to use
What i wanted ! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Had another app first , it worked a few weeks and then I couldn't use it till i paid a $50 fee , since i had entered all my info on starting my hive they had me . Wrong !
So .. i found this app and no fee !
Took a bit to figure it out but its just what I wanted in the first place !
Simply brilliant! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I've been using this app for a couple of years now and it's made my beekeeping much easier. Simple, easy to use with all the sections you need. Only downside is getting propolis on my iPhone!!
Excellent app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This app can handle most of my requirements. The only thing that would be helpful would be to separate the count fields across multiple brood boxes as well as accept decimals in the count (to record part frame counts).
Excellent Beekeeping App ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great app for tracking what is happening in hives. Really like the syncing feature, and that I can add photos.
TN Wonder 2.1.4
Update ★ ★ ★ ★
Can't do anything app just closes when you try to do anything.
Update: app is working. I need to sit down and enter everything
2nd Update: Finally got time to enter hives, inventory, and use it when inspecting hive everything working good. Starting to like this app.
Good work with all the updates
Great except for the latest update ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
App is fantastic for a bee journal. Easy note taking with everything you need built in. Worth every penny. Developers respond quickly to issues (I've only had one after an update and it was fixed within a week after I rated it). I highly recommend this app, as a new beekeeper it has been very helpful in letting me know what to look for on inspections.
Love the app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I have several hives and this app helps keep me organized from the equipment on hand to the honey I've pulled. The best part is the quick hive inspection updates. A quick review of my last inspection and I have an idea what to expect and plan what to look for. A must get for new keepers.
Great tool ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Really great tool with the sync feature and QR codes I could see this would be amazing for a larger bee keeper. It super useful for keep my inspections and remember things between inspections with a busy working life aswell.
Brilliant ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Love this app, it's made my record keeping so easy. Just email yourself the data and you have a written record of everything.
Love this app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I was originally hand bombing all my notes into a journal but I started to loose my book. I realized I always have my phone with me so why don't I check out an app, that's when I found this one. It's efficient and keeps all my info organized. It works perfectly for my 20 hives.
Great tool for apiarists ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is very useful and comprehensive app for beehive management
Practical Beekeeper 2.1.4
Good App ★ ★ ★ ★
Like everything about it but the notebook section. It keeps shutting the app down. Bug fix?
Great app so far! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I have been using this app for a few weeks now and it is definitely helping me keep track of my hives. I tried to keep a notebook and write everything down last year but this makes keeping records so much easier and quicker, pull phone out and add an inspection record to the hive your working, beats the heck out of carrying a notebook around to do it. I found the map that shows your apiary(ies) and the forage area to be pretty neat. The ability to add pics of each hive is very cool and the ability to add a picture an inspection is a great feature too.
Nate 89 2.1.2
Awesome App ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Always improving and quick to answer questions!!
Bugs, bugs and strange changes? ★ ★ ★ ★
I wanted to add a quick note to show my appreciation that the developer reached out to me, responding to my concerns. I think the color issues are now fixed. The disappearing images can be explained by the way apps behave in iOS on the iPad and iPhone in general ... an Apple design approach(?). I realized that pictures no longer show in the app because I moved all my "old" pictures from the CAMERA APP to a PC so my iPad wouldn't get bloated. I don't like this design approach, I expected my BeePlus images to stay put once I applied them to the hives, and to what I consider to be a database, but if there is no way around it, well, it is a bummer. Thank you for clearing it up.
I just returned to the app, 8 months after my last review to check my bee notes and see how the hives had done over the winter. Last year, when the version update wiped out my pictures, I was disappointed enough to write the review, then I invested some time to redo all 15 hives with new images. I relied on those to identify hives etc. Guess what I see as I open the app. New version, yupp, ALL my images are gone, AGAIN, and now some of the section headers use white on near white beige just to annoy the user and render it invisible.
John, you seem to have introduced some bug(s) with the latest update. Images now are replaced with stock photo if I review or update a record. It happens often but not all the time and it is very annoying to have to hunt for the pictures again. Also, a robust backup and full database dump would be a huge improvement and would elevate this from the toy category to a useful apiary tool. Otherwise I have to live with the nightmare of losing all my data and observations which would drive me to find another tool. Also your website would be more professional if the contact page would't throw back and script disabled error essentially rendering all your apps unsupported.
Lots of progress to a good app ★ ★ ★ ★
BeePlus works well. Over the past year there have been significant updates - with more, I understand, to come.
I tend to use it with dictation in to the Notes field while I am at the hives then tidying up and completing notes once back home ... because touch-screens and honey etc. don't go very well together! But the app works well on both iPad and iPhone and the record-export allows me to store records in a conventional filing system too.
Great app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Does everything I need it to do and more. Wouldn't be without it.
Bee warre ★ ★ ★ ★
Use this app with number of Warre style hives even though not specifically designed for them is great. Love the ability to sync with my partners phone.
Impressed ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very impress with this app. I'm hoping it maintains its current features and improves even more in the future. Very well done.
Fantastic app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very easy to use and has helped make my hive management and record keeping easy.
Fix the inventory ★ ★ ★ ★
I love this app in almost every way. It does a great job of organizing your whole operation. That said, there are some flaws I would like to see fixed. First, my inventory list copied 8 items and reproduced about 500 blank listings for them. I managed to delete them all, and they reappeared the next time I opened the app. The map is also a little wonky. The interface for creating a hive and adding its coordinates does not work. You have to pick coordinates on the map and then create the hive. It also does not project the foraging circle around each hive. Only at the first hive you create.
Time will tell!! So Far, So Good ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My husband and I are new to bee keeping and I just downloaded this app (without reading the reviews) & I put our apiary & hive info in, along with some notes. So far, I think it is awesome! I sent an email suggesting some selections for new installations of packages/colonies/hives. Other than that, so far, I really like it!! Upon writing my review, I read some other reviews & I am a little nervous about loosing my info but, if all I loose on updates are my pics that is fine. I just don't want to loose the IMPORTANT stuff like ALL the notes and dates! We are taking a class on beekeeping and I am going to tell everyone about the app! Only time will tell exactly how I feel about this app but, as of right now, 5 stars!!!
Lead Foot Mom 2.1.0
Awesome ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This app has everything. And they upgrade along the way. I highly suggest this app. I keep track of all my hives and swarms and even the backyard bees. Especially when placing hives in the country.
Great app for the beekeeper ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I currently have 6 hives that I move to different sites throughout the year and I wanted to be able to keep track of which is which and what was going on. After a few weeks I was amazed at how often I looked back at previous notes and inspections and was able to get valuable information that I wouldn't have remembered or confused with another hive.
Better than HiveTracks ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Had paid for a year if HiveTracks but just found it complicated and very easy to lose all you just typed. (Also, won't give you ANY refund on the year you've paid for).
Bee plus seems to be just what I need and just had my son to d/l BeePlus and we function together with an apiary at each of our houses. We synced our phones and Bam!! We had each other's info. I love this app, its wonderful that it's not a monthly charge (which would keep me from using it).
I highly recommend it.
Miller in SC 2.1.0
Useful app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Good competent app for beekeeping records. Not much to fault.
Love this app! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great tracking tool with photos to help with managing multiple hives. Wish that there was a corresponding website for quick entry, and the ability to print off things, but very happy with this. I prefer over hivetracks
Very Happy ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I'm very happy with this app. It was cheap and has all the functions i need. You can track your finances and inspection information. Notepads are a thing of the past.
Great and easy ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Love this app. Great and way to use. Keeps me on task with hives.
Great app for tracking hives ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After testing many beekeeping apps out there, this app has many features that the other apps did not. It's very easy to use, the interface can be used by my children. Thank you for introducing this app to the beekeeping community.
Fat man on the block 2.0.0
Best free Beekeeping app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a comprehensive and easy to use beekeeping tracking and inspection app. And it's free...
Beekeeping is awesome 2.0.0
Great little app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a great app. Fairly easy to use. Receives updates regularly. Can't believe it's free. Keep up good work.
DS Ohio 2.0.0
Excellent ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Perfect for our bee keeping, easy to use and everything covered
brays bees 2.0.0
Pretty good tracking app ★ ★ ★ ★
Obviously you need ungloved hands to use your phone, and there's no option for miscellaneous notes. I.e. I wanted to stock take but not link to a specific apiary or hive. Other than that it keeps a helpful record without having to worry about pens and paper (or multiple sheets and locations etc). Handy.
Brilliant tool ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is perfect for me. I'm new to beekeeping with only one hive but even so this is set up to allow easy expansion.
It's intuitive and quick to record an inspection and to read back through the records before opening the hive.
It's really nice to show to non beekeepers to explain what you do when inspecting.
Nice App ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This does more than I need right now, but I will need it later. I like that it keeps the data at home too.
Very well thought ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Excellent and well thought out app.
Regular updates have added useful improvements
Helpful and intuitive ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I have been using this app for a few months now and am enjoying it.
Easy to input all the relevant basic information, and easy to scroll through past inspections.
Now one can add pictures and search for data within date ranges.
The app team are personable and respond to input and enquiries often with updates.
Great updates ★ ★ ★ ★
Wonderful update. Lots of great additions...finances is a great addition. Hopefully the sync issues are fixed. I have not tested it but it looks to be improved.
Good but needs work ★ ★ ★ ★
This has a lot of good features, but when the data for the hive is exported, the notes are eliminated. The heading cell for the notes is there, but the notes, themselves, are not exported with the rest of the data.
Awesome! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very handy app. Cant wait till spring to actually use this app.
Very nice app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I'm loving the latest version. Good layout, very functional and easy to work with.
Awesome app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I love this app
I like this ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a really nice easy to use program. Does everything I want it to do at present. Thank you :-)
A useful tool and simple to use. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Having used this for the 2016 season we have found this a useful tool to track our inspections. We are able to input valuable data that is easy to review, pictures can be added to further enhance the records. The app allows you to pinpoint apiary sites add things to do and add additional notes. Individual hives can be added to your apiary sites and records are neatly stored under their own title. You can also have multiple apiary sites in your records. The app is being developed all the time with free updates as and when made available this app is free. If like me you have an iPad and iPhone the records can be shared and updated via wifi. We have incorporated a picture of our medicines purchase and administration records for each hive as an additional back up of the paper copy these records need holding for 5 years. There is some limited guidance on diseases. We tend to make paper notes on site and update our records over coffee propolis on an iPad isn't great. In conclusion this app developed by bee keepers gives a great starting point for what records you need to keep and allow for additional notes as you feel fit. It works for us.
Sweet little App ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I actually enjoy using this app to record my dealings of my hives. The quick radio buttons and ability to add photos is brilliant. Nice, quick and easy!
Groovemachine v 1.5.0
Function & Form on point! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is an excellent app. It works great and looks good. Easy to navigate and keep field records. Great job!
Pretty Useful! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This app is pretty handy! It's much more convenient than a pen and paper. You can track everything you do in the bee yard. I love it!
This is very useful ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
No more papers and pencils! Thanx
Julito Maraña 1.4.2
Cracking little App ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
What a joy to use, and so much easier than carrying a pen and notepad, and the developers listen to concerns or suggestions quickly, long may BeePlus reign as the 'on the move' App for Beekeepers ..... The Cardinal
Beeplus ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I have found this app very useful I struggle to write anything down and I am quite forgetful I saw this app and ever since it has helped me a lot.
Great Hive management app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a great app for someone with a few or many hives who just wants the right amount of detail and wants to avoid too much complexity. Love the photo and map features. Running 15 hives this is great. Tried the others but this one is short sweet and simple to use! Keep up the good development work. It's free , but worth a few bucks!
Peter Lightning Storm 1.4.2
Best App for Bees ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I've tried just about every online solution for keeping apiary records but their associated app for mobile data entry were no match for my trusty paper notebook. BeePlus is the best app by far in my opinion and I am now retiring my paper brain in favour of going completely digital. I run about 80 hives in 12 apiaries so need to keep track of every operation I do. BeePlus is well able to store and present apiary and hive data for all my needs.
Really good... ★ ★ ★ ★
I am a new bee and I have used this nice little since June. I have to say it has improved a good deal, I like the fact that you can more than on pic and also the inspection summary, the colour coded layout is much better to the eye!
Great beekeeping app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This app is simple to use and is handy for both the new bee keeper and the experienced one.
Good app for Beekeepers ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This allows you to cover the basic points and add comments as needed.
Exactly what is needed. Easy to use ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Does what you need. Updated regularly.
papp's itunes 1.3.1
Happy Beek ★ ★ ★ ★
I am more than happy with this app. Very user friendly, easy to enter data. As a development I would love to see some data transfer via email.
Beekeeper app user friendly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Have just started to use this app. The developers have enhanced the app application making it easier to use and just what a beekeeper needs to keep his or her records.
Great App for Bee Keeping ★ ★ ★ ★
I'm a "newbie" bee keeper and it's amazing how much information you need to consider in managing bees effectively...after all they don't read the books! This app is simple to use, has most of the relevant data sets to collect information about apiaries and hives associated with them. The QR code is really useful as I can easily flip up the data with out going though screen. It easily transfers data to different reports (pdf, excel) and will be very useful for exams etc. Free txt and button style inputs means there is a logical and consistent collection of data. Which means you get a much better understanding of your colonies behaviour and progress. A few more tweaks and additions will make it a 5 star app....Good Job so far!
Adeptus Astartes 1.3.1
Great App ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Let's you input important information quickly for all your hives. Easy to use.
Great! ★ ★ ★ ★
Really helpful app. The interface can be a bit counterintuitive, but it's everything I need to keep track of my hive. Plus, it's free!
Starting to really like this ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
So easy to use, just started to use this app, I find its just what I been looking for. Keep up the good work.
Very nice app. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
As a new beekeeper I was very interested in this app for recording my hive data. The app is easy to use and seems to have all the features required. One small issue I have is with syncing data between devices, which seems a little awkward. Apart from that I find the app very useful. Many thanks.
So far so good ★ ★ ★ ★
I find myself keeping better records than when using pen and paper! Easy to use also.
Best bee keeping app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
What a great app , full of features and nice and easy to use. Even better is that it has been made by beekeepers for beekeepers...... Keep up the good work
prana ji 1.2.0
Great App! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I'm a backyard beekeeper and this app works great for me! I had a bit of trouble with it crashing at first, but the developer worked with me to find out what was happening and had it fixed right away :0)
The app is very easy to use and keeps all of my hive data handy and in one place. Love it!
Great beekeeping app ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I am running 150 hives, working my way up to 3000. This app allows me to know what needs to be done on each individual hive as well as enables me to keep track of the queen lineage.
Great app and only getting better, updates are all part of the on going development I have been seeing.
Mark Beekeeper Cunningham 1.2.0
Getting better and better! ★ ★ ★ ★
The recent redesign is nice. Data entry is relatively easy but ui has a learning curve. Would be nice to have a web interface to enter data on a regular computer.
Works for me ★ ★ ★ ★
Easy to use and complicated enough to be useful.
Bee organised! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A great app to collate, analyse & review all your inspection data. Well thought-out design & helpful tips make this as essential as your hive tool!
Exactly what I was looking for ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Excellent app. I am a new bee and appreciate this apps thoroughness, intuitive design, and simplicity. It the ultimate would be cloud sync with a web portal as well, but that costs money to implement and I realize and appreciate the intent to make this accessible and low cost (as in free). I will be supporting the development of this and thank you for offering in this way.
The Best ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This app is what I have been waiting for!
Updates are often!
Quick response to email!
Keep it up!
Strongly recommended ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
From 1 hive to 50 apiaries this app Keeps you organized and on your game.
This app is like a second hive tool.
A must have!!!!
KLAP Meadows 1.1.8
Nicely set out ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great app. Have started using it to keep on top of my Apiary this year.
Very straightforward to use. Simple interface. Haven't tried sinking but potentially nice feature when you manage gives with someone else.
Super helpful and easy to use ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This app is great. I was always so lazy about paper notes or would lose them. This is simple to enter the info and let's me track the hives progress over time. I can quickly review the last inspection before a new one so I know what I am looking for or problems etc. Could use a couple of more features in particular retire a hive but it's pretty awesome as is especially for a free app
Finally! The app we were waiting for! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Really decent app. Easy to use. On initial use seems to have all basic features needed. Love the easy transfer of information too. Well done
Super super user 1.1.5
Crash on startup ★
Since latest update, app now crashes immediately after loading.
Apis Mellifera Mellifera 1.1.3