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Farmers encouraged to meet beekeepers

May 9, 2014, Ontario – Grain Farmers of Ontario are piloting a new smart phone app this season to make communication between farmers and bee keepers easier.

The app, called BeConnected, aims to allow users to locate grain fields and bee hives within a defined radius of their GPS co-ordinates and quickly connect with those people.

Improved communications between farmers and bee keepers was one of the 13 recommendations released by the Ontario Bee Health Working Group.