How Nectar works for beekeepers

Nectar helps you build a comprehensive break down of your entire outfit. Think of Nectar like your operating hub—the command center of your business.

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Three steps to better beekeeping

Three steps to better beekeeping

Nectar helps you increase survivorship, boost honey production, and book pollination contracts. We help you convert business nightmares into simple processes, and hunches into facts.

1

Start Collecting Data

Using Nectar starts by attaching a unique tag to each hive and scanning it into the digital registry. Then, as you work the hives, input actions and observations with the Nectar app and let data begin to collect.

2

Analyze & Plan

With a 360° view of your outfit, you can begin to see what’s working and what’s not. Real-time yard and hive-level data helps you plan & improve your operations.

3

Improve & Earn

Quickly, insights become action plans. Once you have the data working for you, take steps to improve your entire operation. With time, the platform becomes more valuable, yielding higher returns.

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Capture the right information from day one

Nectar helps you build a comprehensive view of your hives, broken down by location, contract, hive strength, field work, and much more. Building this map starts by “scanning in” each individual hive into a central database then working your hives as you normally would. We make it dead simple to get started with digital beekeeping.

Affix a unique tag to each hive for a comprehensive view of your outfit.

Set a template for the tasks and observations you want workers to collect in the field.

Workers can easily download Nectar’s mobile app to their smartphone and work the hives as they normally do.

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Tap into a central nervous system for all your hives

With a comprehensive record of your hive-work, see beyond what’s possible with pen-and-paper records or spreadsheets. Think of Nectar like your operating hub—the command center of your entire outfit. Each point of data brings you one step closer to solving key operational challenges.

View a hive's present and past location, queen status, and treatment and feeding history to make strong on-field decisions.

Oversee the timely delivery & pickup of hives using interactive, digital maps accessible on workers smartphones.

Access an interactive, color-coded map showing which yards need to be worked & tasks to be completed.

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Convert data-driven insights into profit

Your data becomes operational faster than you might think. Nectar helps you make the most of your hives by maximizing your pollination contracts, and helping you see which vendors are working best. Plus, with all your hives logged in the database, including deadouts, you can take care of regulatory reporting automatically in a few clicks.

Eliminate hours spent converting field records into reports for ELAP and other insurance programs.

Learn which queen breeders perform the best for your business context by viewing queen genetics & age against hive health and productivity.

Having your pollination contracts in one place allows you to plan your business more efficiently.

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Towards precision beekeeping

Building a hive mind

With over 150,000 hives connected to our database, Nectar is using artificial intelligence to solve critical problems across the entire migratory beekeeping ecosystem. Our goal is to empower beekeepers with high-impact, cutting-edge tech.

Advanced tooling

Picture a tool that reminds workers to sample mites after treatment or check syrup levels after feeding. Picture a dashboard that help managers understand the forces acting upon their hives at the geographical, economic, weather-related, regional, and yard level.

Working for you

Beekeepers are our primary stakeholder. We believe that by working together, we can solve problems that cut across the entire industry, and build a healthier, more sustainable ecosystem for beekeepers, bees, and growers alike.

Building a hive mind

With over 150,000 hives connected to our database, Nectar is using artificial intelligence to solve critical problems across the entire migratory beekeeping ecosystem. Our goal is to empower beekeepers with high-impact, cutting-edge tech.

Advanced tooling

Picture a tool that reminds workers to sample mites after treatment or check syrup levels after feeding. Picture a dashboard that help managers understand the forces acting upon their hives at the geographical, economic, weather-related, regional, and yard level.

Working for you

Beekeepers are our primary stakeholder. We believe that by working together, we can solve problems that cut across the entire industry, and build a healthier, more sustainable ecosystem for beekeepers, bees, and growers alike.

Nectar is trusted by the best

Nectar is trusted by the best

Nectar makes it easy to see which yards we need to focus on

Nectar makes it simple to collect insurance

Nectar helps me manage my operations at a distance

I wholeheartedly recommend Nectar to every beekeeper that I talk to. I'm part of the religion of Nectar. I think this is the future of how to keep track of your stuff—the best way to keep track of your hives, and make sure that people did what they say that they did.

Ryan Burris

Owner at Park Legacy Queens & VP at California Beekeepers Association

I didn't realize when I signed up that I would get all of that GPS data for my hives and everything. Now I can kick that report over to my insurance agent and I'm not going to be missing anything. I'm going to get the full benefit and be able to insure so much more.

Gary Barber

Owner at Bees Unlimited & VP of the Texas Beekeepers Association

I can't be everywhere all the time. So now that every one of my crew has the Nectar app, I can still have my finger on the pulse of the operation without me physically being there all the time.

Jeremy Ham

Owner at Old Florida Bees

Our commitment to beekeepers

Our goal is to create a comprehensive tool for precision beekeeping. This means we invest heavily in learning—from you. Our commitment is to continue converting beekeepers' needs into better solutions.

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If I can say anything: you guys are so available. You respond to my phone calls all the time. I do not have to wait long to get a response for anything. So your customer service is top notch. I love the customer service. Everyone's personable, and easy to get along with. No one's degrading, everyone speaks English. Everyone's listened to my ideas.

Ryan Burris

Owner at Park Legacy Queens & VP at California Beekeepers Association

Unlimited number of users

Nectar is built for commercial-scale beekeeping, so we won't charge you for more users - no matter the size of your outfit or number of employees.

Multilingual support

Nectar offers support in French, Spanish, and English, as well as multilingual versions of the app. We meet your people where they are.

Additional custom reporting

As data collects, you may require analysis that goes beyond the basic product. Our data team regularly works with beekeepers to produce answers for their specific needs.

Your data is safe with us

All your hive data is owned by you, but Nectar maintains access. This allows us to develop insights that improve the product and support beekeepers. We will never share any of your data unless it’s completely anonymized.

Have questions?

One tag per hive that you plan to monitor.
Yes, you can reuse your BeeTrack tags. Simply remove them from the hive and use the app to re-assign them. We also sell tag holders, which are affixed directly to the hive. With tag holders, simply slide out the plastic tag and insert it into a new location.
We understand that many yards are in areas without cell coverage. When you’re working hives in those areas, you can use the app normally, and your data will be updated when you’re back within signal range.
Getting started with Nectar involves an initial, one-time investment in physical equipment. Customers purchase custom tags that are placed on each individual hive. Batch scanning readers are also available for purchase to increase the speed of scanning. After that, Nectar charges customers on a monthly basis to use our software.
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