Mriya develops interactive map for beekeepers
Mriya Agro Holding has launched Ukraine's first interactive map of nectar-bearing crops www.honey.mriya.uadisplaying all the nectar-bearing crops on the company's fields by species and predicted time of flowering and showing information about planned spraying works, the number of beehives required for effective pollination, etc. The project was implemented by Mriya’s IT specialists.
The aim of the project is to allow farmers and beekeepers to cooperate productively, help them to arrange logistics between nectar-bearing plantations, and establish effective communication. Thanks to the new map, beekeepers from the six regions of Western Ukraine where Mriya operates (Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv and Rivne) will be able to access up-to-date information on over 60,000 hectares of nectar-bearing crops under cultivation by the company and put in requests and reserve spaces for their hives in particular plantations. Users of Mriya’s interactive map will also be able to receive SMS notifications of flowering times and applications of plant protection products.
‘For Mriya, this is primarily a social project,’ said Mriya director of communications and social projects Nonna Shmidik. ‘Our company is an active supporter of the cooperative movement. A considerable number of the co-ops created with assistance from Mriya are beekeepers. Having helped them to buy equipment and get training, the company has now created a tool enabling them to organise their migratory hives efficiently, collect more nectar, and increase their income.’
For more information or to register for access to Mriya’s interactive nectar map please go to http://www.honey.mriya.ua.
Ukraine is one of the global top three exporters of honey. Ukraine's honey exports achieved a record in 2017 of 67,800 tonnes of honey worth USD 133,800,000.
There are currently over 400,000 beekeepers in Ukraine. They own 4 million hives producing around 100,000 tonnes of honey every year.