Developers of the Honey Bee Health Guru smartphone application report they have exceeded the Kickstarter.com stated goal of $13,400 to produce the first-ever diagnostic tool beekeepers can use to monitor conditions in a honey bee hive employing artificial intelligence. This application has been written up in various publications including; The Economist, Bee Culture, and the New York Times. In addition, a podcast (one hour and three minutes) has recently been released via Beekeeping Today (www.beekeepingtoday.com) describing this innovative technology. Links to all these resources can be found via the official Kickstarter.com campaign website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beehealthguru/bee-health-guru-a-smartphone-app-for-beekeepers
Although the official goal has now been reached, more will be needed to bring this campaign to its final conclusion. Because Bee Culture Magazine has enough confidence in this effort so far, that along with urging others to continue contributing to the campaign, we propose here a last-minute initiative (found one-hour into the podcast noted above: http://beekeepingtodaypodcast.com/dr-jerry-bromenshenkdr-david-firth-bee-health-guru-uom-master-beekeeper-program-026?fbclid=IwAR1O3yQ6wwUIJdmGCgbI5uFBzrO41BOAl2QDd0nTjBi7xONCTMwY8OHLFkI) and repeated here, to challenge, and later be nationally recognized, each and every bee supply company to match Bee Culture’s $250 pledge until the campaign officially ends May 31, 2019. Thanks in advance for your contribution………
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