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Sean Kelly
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« on: July 09, 2007, 05:27:29 PM »

Been checking the web for bee management software and everything is either VERY expensive or too complex.  I tried APIMO but found it to be too confusing.  Another I tried was Bee Control by Data Image Software which was perfect but they want $300 for it.  The price range I would like to pay for something is around.... free.

What do you guys use? 

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 05:35:37 PM »

I am using this forum and my books, and on the job dabbling. Can't find no better this cheap.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 06:36:04 PM »

I don't understand the point of software. Is it to keep records? If so, why not just make a table in Word with the info? Or even cheaper, if you don't have Word, is to use a notebook.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 05:10:27 PM »

You might like this site. It is an online beekeeping log. It is free. When I first started using it I used it a lot but now I only put in major events. But is is pretty nice.

http://www.mybeehives.com/
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 08:28:53 PM »

Greg, you are just a plethora of information! great site.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007, 06:55:12 AM »

Thanks JP, I am glad I was able to pass the info along.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007, 09:50:04 AM »

thank for sharing, Greg!
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 06:29:16 AM »

Greg!!!  That's exactly what I needed!!!!  Way cool stuff.  Too bad it's web based and not local, but it still works perfectly for what I need.  Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007, 06:37:37 AM »

Your welcome Sean.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2007, 10:15:30 AM »

Entering the cobwebs of my mind.  Once upon a time, in this forum, there was a very active member.  He is not longer a member, sad to say, he was a wonderful wealth of good advice and knowledge.  His name was Jorn Johanssen.  If my memory serves me correctly, he had some beekeeping software that he had offered.  I can recall no more.  Maybe look up some old posts that he had in this forum.  Check these out, if you can find them.  I don't know if his posts are still here, but very good reading and information.  Great day, great life, great health.  Cindi
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2007, 01:34:25 PM »

I used APIMO, but I formatted my hard drive last week and forgot bout the Bee database.

I erased my records.

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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2007, 08:40:15 PM »

Bennetoid.   Ha, what a trickster!!!  I tried and tried to crush the bug on my computer screen, only to realize that it was something that you had put into your post at the end.  That was funny!!!!  Have a wonderful day, great life.  Cindi
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 04:20:22 PM »

Sean,
I'm just starting out but have done a little looking around for a software solution.  I've decided on and started using hivetracks.com.....It seems pretty robust, is user friendly, and the price is right, FREE! 

I've also just signed up for Greg's recommendation of mybeehives so that I can check it out.

Good luck!
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2013, 04:33:56 PM »

I like hive tracks.. and it made me want to write my own prgm. At any rate, it will be free when it's done (keeping in the amateur radio spirit). Right John (Mr Amateur Radio Beemaster!!)??  grin

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 07:58:03 AM »

I use hive tracks love the program
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 11:31:55 PM »

www.beetight.com  is pretty good and very affordable.  Although some software is free, it is good to reward people for putting in the effort to help us all out with our record keeping!!
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