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HiveTracks 2022 Update and AID-CSB Partnership in Uzbekistan and Ethiopia (S4, E40)

On today’s episode, we invite back friend of the podcast, James Wilkes to talk about the latest updates and changes to the Hive Tracks application. HiveTracks has grown beyond being just a great hive management application for your mobile device. We also talked about the exciting new international program he and our other two guests, Laura Becker and Sarah Denton are working on to localize the HiveTracks app for women beekeepers in Uzbekistan and Ethiopia.

In those developing countries, beekeeping is more than a hobby, it is a means to supporting a family. The AID-CSB funded localized HiveTrack app incorporates traditional and local beekeeping knowledge along with weather data to help beekeepers monitor and manage their hives.

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Links and websites mentioned in this podcast:

HiveTracks - https://beesinthed.com HiveTracks in Uzbekistan - https://www.hivetracks.com/post/we-spent-7-days-working-with-women-beekeepers-in-uzbekistan-here-s-what-we-learned ICARDA Blog on AI-Driven Beekeeping - https://www.icarda.org/media/blog/ai-driven-climate-smart-beekeeping-ethiopian-and-uzbek-women Honey Bee Obscura Podcast - https://www.honeybeeobscura.com

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