Welcome to Map My Bees!

When I first got my bees and people found out that I am a beekeeper, one of the very first (if not most frequent) questions I get is: How far do bees travel to find flowers? Eventually I got the idea to make a map. Well here is my map idea. I created a google based map that lets a user place a marker of where their hives are at. Also they can input information like name, contact info and how many hives. The map then creates a buffer zone around each point to show the distance that a bee will travel to find food (about 1 mile).

This map can be used in many ways. Here are a few that I have thought of:
1) A beekeeper can look on the map to see the coverage area of their hives.
2) A gardener can look on the map to see if there are bees nearby so they will know if they are going to have a great garden that year.
3) Beekeepers could connect with other beekeepers in their area.
4) By having names and contact information available, the Utah Mosquito Abatement Association will be able to contact beekeepers when they are going to be spraying for mosquitoes in their area.

Please let me know of other ideas you have for this map.

Your information will be recorded on the map. This map uses Google map api and Google spreadsheets as the backend.

Note: At this time there is not a way for you to move your hive location or delete it once you hit submit. If you misplaced a hive or need to remove it because you changed apiaries please email me at stan@mapmybees.com