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Author Topic: SwarmPatrol.com - specialised swarm collection web site  (Read 2055 times)
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« on: October 12, 2013, 06:55:55 AM »

With the Aussie swarms getting hot, it is probably a good time that this new site is being launched and given a good workout down under.  General public can report a swarm giving its address and the system logs the GPS coordinates, looks for the nearest 3 registered beekeepers and sends off a text message to them immediately. Registration is free so give it a try. It will probably take a little bit of time for the Google machine to start bringing the site up when people google swarm removal, but it should not be too long.  The site seems to have some good ideas!  See what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 04:20:29 AM »

I've joined. Interested to see what comes of it!
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 06:50:09 AM »

The statistics analysis of swarm times/places will be interesting if people start using this site. Assuming most of the data is accurate.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 09:38:25 PM »

That's exactly what I am hoping that as many swarms as possible are recorded in the system - that way we can have some "heat maps' of swarms!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 09:25:01 PM »

Just a brief note to tell you all that the site is going great and is getting some very positive feedback. There are now well over 100 beekeepers registered from all corners of the world already!   swarmpatrol facebook group is also gaining popularity.

We look forward to seeing more of you Aussie Beeks on the site.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 07:01:56 AM »

Fantastic site!

I've had 2 responses come up on my mobile phone with the general public having swarms in their yards.

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 05:27:41 PM »

Thanks for putting the site together.  I just registered.
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2013, 02:36:31 PM »

Cool.... just registered also!

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013, 09:44:04 PM »

That's exactly what I am hoping that as many swarms as possible are recorded in the system - that way we can have some "heat maps' of swarms!!

after a few years  at it im finding these maps build up in your head, i have noticed areas where i pick up within a klm every year almost
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 12:34:05 AM »

Maybe it needs more advertising... Might be worth letting the DPI know about the website and asking them to advertise the website in their community news letters, staff, and any phone calls they get ect.. Works both ways.. Works for the beekeeper, and also works for the DPI, with monitoring the  spread of the Asian honey bee in cairns in FNQ and varroa mite when it arrives and other diseases ..
I rang my local council about some sort of register for local beekeepers, so we could pick up swarms as they appear, but the council was not interested in the idea, they just palmed the idea off to the DPI......   
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 05:03:14 PM »

I signed up. Hopefully it will work across the pond. We should start seeing swarms here in about 3months.
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