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I'm Bogdan Iordache

A beekeeper and an IT professional who decided to use my skills and knowledge, acquired in over 2 decades of activity, to develop technologies that advance the agricultural sector. Apiary Book is a personal project started in 2015 that turned into an AgriTech Startup, currently with a team of 7 people.

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years of Apiary Book
Mission, Vision, Values
The Apiary Book Philosophy
Our fundamental goal as a company is to contribute to the world by increasing awareness about bees through social initiatives and programs, and by helping beekeepers make better informed decisions with our solutions. We believe that real change comes in small ripples, from each and every one of us. This is why our solutions are designed to empower users in changing their life for the better. By embracing technology as an ally in their endeavours, beekeepers can overcome any beekeeping challenge.
Community is Our Greatest Asset

Beekeeping is a journey we’ve been following for 6 years, with challenges to face, lessons to learn and most of all, realizing that at the base of our foundation lies the power of a strong community. We rely on and support our beekeepers. It's a tight knit bond that we value very much.

We are Advocates for Innovative Technologies

As a company we've strived to approach existing products, processes, and ideas in new ways. No single answer is the right answer and knowing this, we're working on improving our solutions every day by adding innovative technologies and integrating our users' feedback.

We Address Modern Beekeeping Challenges

Modern beekeeping involves the analysis of multiple data sets provided by beekeepers, local authorities, researchers, farmers and others. Our solutions aim to support collaboration between all stakeholders and analyze this data so that each beekeeper has access to best practices that apply to his/her particular beekeeping experience.

Knowledge is Power

We support a continual process of learning, both in our company and with our users. To innovate, to try a new process, or to do something new all requires learning. The more we know and the more we can do, the more we can contribute to the mission of saving our planet's bees.

Our Story - How to Turn Passion into a Startup

In 2014 Bogdan decided to spend more time in nature, and with the help of a experienced beekeeper he bought an apiary, began to attend beekeeping lessons and started his beekeeping journey. At that time he didn't know how important bees are for us, but he soon found out. As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees alone are responsible for an estimated $30 billion a year in crops, but it could be more.

The first year was really tough. He found out that he had to know everything about each bee colony, which was rather difficult. One analogy he found rather fitting for his situation was that of having to take care of a family, with 2 or 3 kids. You need to know what they are doing all the time, every day, day after day - if they are hungry or ill. Imagine that you have 50 or 100 children. How could you handle it? Well, he discovered that beekeepers usually choose the traditional way of organizing and keeping track: pen and paper. They just write down observations, treatments, inspections, tasks and future actions to be done - basically everything.

There are almost 5 millions of beekeepers all around the world. And they take care of a lot of beehives. In the last decade, beekeepers lost many of their colonies because of diseases, pests, weather changes, and pesticides. Modern beekeeping means that you need to take actions faster based on your historical data and current conditions.

In first year, Bogdan also used paper and pen to write down the information about each bee colony. But during his second year as a beekeeper, h decided to build an application that will allow him to record all data to his smartphone, even when he is working in the apiary. Today Apiary Book is the most apreciated and downloaded application for beekeepers around the world.

Apiary Book Milestones

05

2020
It's Taking Off

This summer Apiary Book hits a record of 20k active monthly users and soon after it receives an investment of 200k.

06

2021
Growing a Team

So far 2021 has been dedicated to growing our team, reaching new markets and developing new solutions for beekeepers.

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2013-2015
Beginnings

Bogdan decided to be a beekeeper, took a beekeeping course, bought his first hive, then spent his free time working in the apiary and learning.

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2015 - Apiary Book launch

Bogdan had been working on Apiary Book for some time and in autumn decided that it was time to publish its first version in Google Play Store.

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2017 On his own

This year Bogdan quits his full-time job to dedicate 100% of his energy and time to Apiary Book. That summer the app registers 10k of monthly active users.

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2018 Pre-seed money&more

The company receives pre-seed money (47k) for further app development and soon after Ionuț joins the team.

05

2020
It's Taking Off

This summer Apiary Book hits a record of 20k active monthly users and soon after it receives an investment of 200k.

06

2021
Growing a Team

So far 2021 has been dedicated to growing our team, reaching new markets and developing new solutions for beekeepers.

01

2013-2015
Beginnings

Bogdan decided to be a beekeeper, took a beekeeping course, bought his first hive, then spent his free time working in the apiary and learning.

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2015 - Apiary Book launch

Bogdan had been working on Apiary Book for some time and in autumn decided that it was time to publish its first version in Google Play Store.

Learn more

Meet the Apiary Team

Together we create beautiful code and support a worldwide community of beekeepers

Bogdan Iordache CEO & Founder
Ionuț Țăranu Co-Founder
Adrian Sima CTO
Daniel Deaconu Global Business Dev
Maria Cîmpan-Chirica Marketing Specialist
Mihaela Tudorache Marketing Specialist
Cosmin Munteanu Junior Programmer

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Apiary Book Downloads For our Android Version

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