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Beekeeping tech is on rise!

We were excited to see the amount of new technology at the recent conferences. Some quick teasers to whet your appetite:

  • Merimbula, NSW: Faunatech's wildlife surveillance cameras
  • Bendigo, VIC: Barry Cooper's fascinating history of beekeeping publications, in a proposal to digitise the Aus. Bee Journal
  • Warwick, QLD: Jerry Bromenshenk of Bee Alert talking about audio analysis, infra-red scanning to check hive health, using bees to "smell" chemicals and detect explosives.
  • Ashburton, NZ: Grant Engle's honey extractor, which you can see to the right.

And don't forget Hivemind! We enjoyed visiting the conferences this year, and it was good to see you all again.

We also had an impressive uptake on the product in New Zealand, which is exciting for us, given that the honey-making potential of hive monitoring is even grander in Australia. It's great to see the value becoming obvious even in a country where you can't travel more than a few 100 km without hitting a beach!

Remember, you can purchase at any time by calling us (Aus: (02) 8188 2768, NZ: +64 3 741 1204),  or via our website (click the "see pricing" button to select your options).

We had exceptionally positive feedback about our new pallet-compatible scale options, and were pleased to hear how excited everyone was by their new slimline simplicity. As a result, we have a number of beekeepers now who will be setting up brand new Hivemind systems over the next month or two. Keep spreading the word!

Win a free book!

The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Both NSW and NZ were celebrating 100 years this year. Did you know Sherlock Holmes was a beekeeper 100 years ago?

You now have the chance to win The Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King for free. Here's how:

  1. Tell us the name and phone number of a beekeeper who you think might be interested in Hivemind.
  2. This will put you in the draw to win the book free.

We'll let you know the results of the draw early August.

(You can always buy the book here on Amazon -- but hey, worth a try for free!)