CATCH THE BUZZ – Alberta Agriculture Releases Phase 1 of Bee Health App, and it’s Free

Honey Bee App Buzz 8-25-2015

Alberta Agriculture has developed an app for “Bee Health”. Phase I of the “Bee Health” app is released. It focuses on bee disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. It is developed for iOS and Android platforms. It can be downloaded to iPhone, Samsung phone family and iPad. To download to iPad, you need to use the iPhone only option for down loading. We are currently working on the second phase that includes diagnoses of diseases based on symptoms, but also includes an interactive feature to communicate with Alberta registered beekeepers. It will facilitate bee disease diagnostics and communication to provide recommendations on line. Pictures can be emailed to Alberta apiculture staff for assistance in diagnoses. Broadcasting warnings of pest outbreaks will also be included.  All reports and findings will be recorded in the provincial bee pest surveillance database.

Please help yourself and download the app.  To find the app, search App Store or Google Play store for “bee health” or follow this link:

The app is free.

If you have any comments please contact


Dr. Medhat Nasr

Provincial Apiculturist

Crop Research and Extension Division

Crop Diversification Centre North