In today’s society, the technology around us is constantly evolving. To stay up to date, Pollination Network — a mobile app that helps local farmers and growers find bees and beekeepers for a healthier crop — launched this week in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app helps beekeepers to find jobs with nearby growers, and it allows local growers to post public listings and hire beekeepers within the app.
“It’s become more and more difficult for growers to find bees over the years,” said Brandon Bouye, owner and founder of the app. “But it’s been just as hard for beekeepers to keep their hives growing and their businesses afloat. We wanted to change that.”
When beekeepers download the app, they will have access to a map featuring job listings from growers across the country who need bees. They can filter by location, expected price rate, quality of bees, and apply for jobs straight from the app.
Growers will be able to post listings from their smartphones, customizing each job listing to their specific needs. Then, employees at the Pollination Network headquarters will manage the listings and notify growers when a suitable beekeeper is found.
“Strengthening the grower-beekeeper relationship doesn’t just improve a tiny corner of the economy,” Bouye said. “It protects the environment, and it puts food on the table for people across the country.”
According to their website, “Beekeepers have the ability to deliver the healthy bees needed to ensure the thriving of crops in the United States. The Pollination Network gathers the growers with bee-needs and the best available beekeepers all in one accessible place. Connecting beekeepers and growers has never been simpler.”
The Pollination Network app can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more detailed information, visit www.pollinationnetwork.com.