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Hi Bjorn, after this winter in New Jersey, I lost two hives after taking an advanced course due to previously losing a hive, and have decided not to continue the hobby. Very disappointing and this was not for the lack of trying. Best, Bruce
Is there any update on when we can expect the app for our phones? Initially it sounded like you were ready to go, now it sounds like you're a long ways away. Is this going to be another project that is 2 to 3 years late like I've run into so often on Kickstarter?
Regarding logo contest, I vote for #157
What a good idea. As I understand the project, it will inform the beekeeper for what percentage his hive is infested. With this information the keeper will than decide IF and HOW he will try to eradicate the Varroa from his infested hive. This I do understand and it is a GREAT idea.
However, I was wondering, WHAT are the options for a beekeeper when he finds out that a hive is infested?
Are there any internet site, articles, white papers, books, … that describe the possible actions to take and what the efficiency of these measures are?
Thank you for your answer and succes with the project.
Eddy MEYSMAN one of your bakkers.
Brilliant news that we can now upload images. Just to let you know that I could register successfully using Chrome, but wasn't able to register using Firefox
Your welcome <3 i want the bees and every other specie on earth so live and thrive :D
Also i like your enthusiasm for the app, IT at all, and wanted to support it. That said: i find you with kickstarter - i pledged 5 bucks on "invest in a Nest" (go and check it out pls) so their algorithm brought your project to my feed.
I pledged for technology, animalcare and IT- courses. Thats why it came up i guess.
Thank you for your encouraging comments! Very interesting ideas. Never thought of Google partnering. Do they do that? Any connections? We have other biological implementations in mind but for now full focus on the varroa.
Lets keep in touch.
this is an fantastic app and shows exactly what is possible with a pinch of creativity and a lot of effort!
Keep it going and save our bees!
But i have a question:
Have you messaged google yet? I guess they could be interested in supporting your idead seither with money oder knowledge - perhaps with both! Also i find it possible that they will educate people about the usage of the app. There have to be more applications than just "scanning" bees. Perhaps some fishs or butterflies are endangered AS well ? By a similiar cause.
I wish you the best and hope the campaign will rocket Start!
Thank you Eric
We are so happy to reveal our first tool coming weeks. I think it will start a wildfire with beekeepers around the world taking pictures, uploading and labeling varroa. Looking forward to a frenzy!
What a great finish to your video....you got all you wanted for the trimmed down version....the rest is explained in the description page so that's great...CONGRATULATIONS on making the initial goal...Great Luck....I split hives this past week to control brood cycle and keep the mites at bay...only for awhile...
Thank you Björn. It was wrong information. I'm so sorry.
"The correct would be Swedish University of Agriculture in Uppsala, The Royal Institute of
Technology in Stockholm and the Cornell University in Ithaca, NewYork. "
I will send collect subtitle to you soon.
Kyoko Thank you so much for your input and elaborate answers. Really inspiring and important thinking.
There are som details I would like you to change
"I haven't explain to you yet this. I added University names of researchers when I rewrite Japanese subtitle. Because my father ask me before he'll tell his friends about this project - my father support your project and trying help you more -, "Is it trustworthy?". I thought there's need some information for make them feeling comfortable. Then I added "This project go on with researcher of Kyoto University and specialists of beekeeping". Ordinary People, they need some trustworthy symbols to using their money."
I don’t really understand this. Did you add Kyoto? The correct would be Swedish University of Agriculture in Uppsala, The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the Cornell University in Ithaca, NewYork.
Please help me to correct this.
Thank you for your response, anyway.
And I thank you all beekeepers with respect. :)
I am not a beekeeper but still believe this trailer is good enough. That's enough for me and some people who care about it. Sadly, in this time, my father and daughter they needed explain. They haven't information for make them interest enough. I really hope more people to have interest in this issue. $350,000 is quite big money.
Hello Kyoko....I think you explained it great...the push for pollination of our food supply is important....ease of use...and who is backing the invention there experience...I'm a bee keeper so I understand but the need to make it critical to others is important as well...I'm very excited about this project and campaign
I try to answer your comment that "What is missing/should be added? ".
I asked my daughter about your video and my son's translate, then she says what's this video missing is:
1. Can't understand why we have to save bees / How important TO ME, MYSELF
2. How this app works / What is difference or how new technology works
3. How people trust this project is real / Who's working with you, are they trustworthy or who they are
And that made me consider what information should I add to Japanese subtitle.
So what I think was:
I believe people need some reason that more emotional way that make them move.
For example, why people try to stop hunting dolphins is "Dolphins are cute and smart as human being". They believe we have some sympathy between these different species / human and dolphins. Or, some people into veganism they believe taking lives is guilty and made them uncomfortable. What I trying to say is: emotion move people, not reason.
So if you send message "Why we have to save honeybee", such as "This ecosystem will be breakdown when honeybees are all dead, that's why YOU have to save bees, its big problem of YOURS. NOT OTHERS."
This is more effectively. And its so popular technique in sales marketing.
Your app build up with deep learning method, that is works like human's brain, great technology. That is differences from other app, I think. It only 5 seconds need to tell them. Just say "We design this app with Deep Learning method, it means computer learns by itself like human brains". Or something like that. And it has to be easy to people understand or helpful to make them understand more instinctively.
I haven't explain to you yet this. I added University names of researchers when I rewrite Japanese subtitle. Because my father ask me before he'll tell his friends about this project - my father support your project and trying help you more -, "Is it trustworthy?". I thought there's need some information for make them feeling comfortable. Then I added "This project go on with researcher of Kyoto University and specialists of beekeeping". Ordinary People, they need some trustworthy symbols to using their money.
I am so glad if it helps you.
Thank you so much. Then we share ideals!
A great cause and a combination of two areas I am passionate about. Good luck!
What an awesome project. I am not a beekeeper myself, but a proud backer. Go bees go!
Hello...if you like I would love to help in your research....I will pass your campaign along to others and see if you can get some good pictures for research....Great Luck To You