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  • Report your results

    Use our Bee 123 online form to report any checks you have made on your hives, even if you do not find any suspect mites.

    We use this information to understand the number and health of beehives in Queensland. This helps us prepare in case varroa mite enters Queensland.

    Watch our webinar on how to check your hives and report your results using the Bee 123 online form.

    For more information call us on 13 25 23 or send an email to info@daf.qld.gov.au.

    How to use the Bee 123 form on desktop or webpage

    1. Scan QR code or navigate to the Bee 123 form from the eHub/social media post/etc.
    2. Select the date you checked your hive using the calendar.
    3. Select your beekeeper status by using the drop down menu.
      • If you are a recreational and commercial beekeeper, you can enter your hive identification number (HIN) when the option appears.
      • If you are an unregistered beekeeper, you can register using the link provided.
    4. Select the purpose of the surveillance.
    5. Navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
    6. Select your site location using the map.
      • If your current location is your site location, click to enter your address and select 'use current location'.
    7. Enter the number of hives at your site.
    8. Enter the number of hives you checked at your site.
    9. Select the method you used to examine your hives by checking the applicable box/es.
    10. Use the 'yes' or 'no' checkbox to identify whether you found varroa mite during your hive check.
      • If yes, you will be prompted to call our customer service centre and/or attach photos (maximum photo limit of 5). To upload images, click the 'select image file' button and select the pictures from your computer. Then navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
      • If no, press navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
    11. Enter your contact details including:
      • First name
      • Last name
      • Address
      • Phone number
      • Email address
      • Press submit.

    How to use the Bee 123 survey through the ArcGIS Survey123 app

    1. Download the ArcGIS Survey123 app from the App Store or Google Play (Please note, you will need to have internet access to access the survey for the first time).
    2. Launch the ArcGIS Survey123 app.
    3. Select 'Continue without signing in'.
    4. Select the QR code reader next to the search panel (you may need to allow the app to use your camera).
    5. Scan the QR code to open the form.
    6. Select the date you checked your hive using the calendar.
    7. Select your beekeeper status by using the drop down menu.
      • If you are a recreational and commercial beekeeper, you can enter your hive identification number (HIN) when the option appears.
      • If you are an unregistered beekeeper, you can register using the link provided.
    8. Navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
    9. Select your site location:
      • If your current location is the same as your site, select the 'current location' button.
    10. Enter your site address by clicking the map icon. You can then search for the location using the map.
    11. Enter the number of hives at your site.
    12. Enter the number of hives you checked at your site.
    13. Select the method you used to examine your hives by checking the applicable box/es.
    14. Use the 'yes' or 'no' checkbox to identify whether you found varroa mite during your hive check.
      • If yes, you will be prompted to call our customer service centre and/or attach photos (maximum photo limit of 5). You can also select the camera icon to take a picture and instantly upload it to the form. Then navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
      • If no, press navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
    15. Enter your contact details including:
      • First name
      • Last name
      • Address
      • Phone number
      • Email address
      • Press the tick button to submit.

    To access the survey offline, you will need to follow the below instructions while you have internet access.

    Download the ArcGIS Survey123 app from the App Store or Google Play (Please note, you will need to have internet access to access the survey for the first time).

    You can then close the app and reopen it when you are offline:

    1. Launch the ArcGIS Survey123 app.
    2. Select 'Continue without signing in'.
    3. If you have previously accessed the form, you can select the 'Bee 123' icon to complete the form.
    4. Select the QR code reader next to the search panel (you may need to allow the app to use your camera).
    5. Scan the QR code to open the form.
    6. Select the date you checked your hive using the calendar.
    7. Select your beekeeper status by using the drop down menu.
      • If you are a recreational and commercial beekeeper, you can enter your hive identification number (HIN) when the option appears.
      • If you are an unregistered beekeeper, you can register using the link provided.
    8. Navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
    9. If you cannot enter your site address, this can be completed when you have internet access.
    10. Enter the number of hives at your site.
    11. Enter the number of hives you checked at your site.
    12. Select the method you used to examine your hives by checking the applicable box/es.
    13. Use the 'yes' or 'no' checkbox to identify whether you found varroa mite during your hive check.
      • If yes, you will be prompted to call our customer service centre and/or attach photos (maximum photo limit of 5). You can also select the camera icon to take a picture and instantly upload it to the form. Then navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
      • If no, press navigate to the next page using the 'next' button.
    14. Enter your contact details including:
      • First name
      • Last name
      • Address
      • Phone number
      • Email address
    15. Click the cross to exit the form, ensuring you save your results.
    16. Once you have internet access, you can select the 'Bee 123' icon to access the form.
    17. Add in your site location on page 3.
    18. Submit using the tick button.

    QR code

    To access the survey on your device, a QR code is also available. Simply open the camera on your device and scan.