A Geographic Flowering Calendar Using Dynamic Data from the World Wide Web

The University of Melbourne

  • Project code: PRJ-004872

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

  • Project completion date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • National Priority: HBE-Improve understanding of floral resources as assets for the Australian honey bee industry


The objective of this research is to systemise knowledge about floral resource availability from a number of underlying datasets, and present this information to beekeepers through a web mapping portal. Beekeepers, supported by such information equally well at home or in the field, will profit from making better informed planning decisions, moving less, and with less risk.


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

To identify suitable dynamic datasets on the World Wide Web, potentially including but not limited to:
* Satellite imagery showing plant growth
* Rainfall, temperature and climate data
* Bushfire data