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OBS: It will be possible to run the software permanently as ADMINISTRATOR by following this guideline :

 run as administrator  

Before you decide to skip this web I want to point out that this is not only for my software but also about other beekeeping stuff. So please take a look around. I want to mention that this homepage is old from 2010, and this web is just set set up from a backup  I digged up and has been hidden away for a long time, because the server has been dead. to day is 25/04 2017.

I am not active beekeeper any longer because of age and health so my contribution to the beekeeper society will be developing beekeeper software. This I by the way have done since the days of windows 3.1 and a lot of people have helped me in this Job. The software is very serious and even I have set it free I hope you will receive it friendly. All I want from You is a comment on the software so that I can continue developing it to the benefit of the beekeeping.

Download the manual to the software English manual and read it please. I also want to mention that all my software also runs on the new windows 10, but some need to be run as administrator until further noted on this place. Sorry for this but I am looking into the software again to fix this issue..

On my web I have put up a little software (runs on the following systems: win95, win98, win 2000, winXP, windows Vista 32Bit,  Vista 64Bit as Administrator, Also tested on new windows7 ultimate 64bit).
This software can print out a hive note card. You can edit the labels to your needs and there are Columns that you can use and change the labels to. It can be used as an individual hive card or as a general hive note for the apiary.

It also shows what my apiary software handles, and you can edit my software to follow your edited hive note card from within the tools menu.

The card also shows the possibilities in my hive note software, and the hive note card is in my concept used to transfer data from the apiary to my home where I can enter the data into my apiary software.

If you do not want to use my apiary software you can use the hive note card as a template for a excel spreadsheet.

Link to Software.........

Bidata will run on the following OS (win95, win 98, win 2000, windows XP and windows Vista 32 bit, I have tested it  on the new windows 10 64 bit and it worked. Just run it as administrator!!!!!!! How to do that you can read here and download as PDF run as admin  

I was informed that my Bidata software also runs on Intel based computers running Linux, Unix, BSD and Mac OSx if you use the Wine software :

I have now set the software free. Here is a register software to my big software. You just enter your name and click ok0 les than 500KB Please run as administrator

 It will also change your previous registering.

This will register the software to a full version with no limitations.


all the best 
Jorn Johanesson

The actual version of the software is 

I am sorry to say, that the manual and help files are not up to date. I am not the best manual writer, so if you could help me in this I will be very thankfull.

The software that  I supply is translated into 14 languages 

If your language is not listed  and you have the time please feel free to start a new translation. It is not particularly difficult to do but will take some time. Your translation will be immediately visible  when you select it in the software.

Dear Visitor! The EDBi foundation is happy that you found us!
Beekeeping software and Pollen data software

I want to thank! and give Credit to.

the version 8.0 introduce a new facility click this for an introduction: info

This Server supports File resume download! Files updated Martz 19 2006

The new version edition is out.

the PC interface I have implemented. Nearly all entries are entered from this tabbed entry screen

index.2.jpg (46446 byte) Click for a better View! 

The above facility is available  in version 8 of Bidata. The present software is updated June 14. 2004.  Bidata is free for for unlimited numbers of hives

The software user interface is now translated into the following languages which is selectable within the software.






Belgian French


Belgian Dutch






revised English (Australian)






Spanish (Argentina)








German (Austria)





I have a wish, that you would pay back with some respond, about why or why not you can use my software. Please!

I also hope you will have as much fun using Bidata, as it has been to develop it.

How to install after download : Install instructions

Beekeeping hivenote.exe   full Bidata install   

Windows software click the barcode picture to get the barcode generator. 182 kb.


Software for hive note-queen breeding and handheld computers. Last revised and bug tested 
June  2004 a lot of revision made .

If anybody out there can help me with the languages not full supported or support with a new language not mentioned you can download the language manager tool which also works under win10 : Language manager

Language translated partly translated full Help file in language
Dansk   X X
Svenska  (I need help)   Dansk (I need help)
Norsk Dansk (I need help)   Dansk (I need help)
Suomi (Finland)  (I need help)   English (I need help)
English (England)   X X
English (Australia)    X English (I need help)
Nederland (Belgium)   X Dutch
French (Belgium)   X French
German   X (Austria) English (I need help)
Spanish (I need help)   English (I need help)
Portuguese (Brazil) (I need help)   English (I need help)
Italian     English
Spanish (Argentina)   X English (I need help)
(new) Bulgarian     English (I need help)
Russian   X Helpfile need to be finished
Czech   X English (I need help)
Swedish   x English (I need help)
Slovakian I need help    
Romanian   X  
Portuguese (Portugal)     English (I need help)

Bidata now up to Scandinavian (and many other) Standards. The 2004 edition includes the following :

  1. Queen breeder Register card (build on the Swedish queen register card) with dropdown lists for a lot of stuff.
  2. Index calculation on hives can give a help to determine, which hives to keep. It also gives access to a graphic show of hives that gives a visual sight  to compare from..
  3. Disease form with dropdown lists for diseases, treatment and control.
  4. the forms have changed to tabbed notebook format to get a better overview. 
  5. Number of frames in a hive is now reflected when you enter a new hive-note.
  6. Multi-selection of hives to handle. means that you only have to e.g. enter disease treatment ones and then by accepting the entries, add to all selected hives. This also goes for data entries to hives and some of the hive manipulations. To multi-select use Ctrl + mouse-click. 
  7. Hives in a yard can be additional grouped. Such as identified by placement on e.g. pallets. If grouped the hives will be kept together.  Hives can also be marked colored, so that it is easy to spot a hive on the screen. E.g. a hive you must follow, or a group of hives to visual make it more easy to spot on the screen.
  8. dial up your queen breeder from within software
  9. You can let the software create the first records for all your families and at the same time group them.
  10. Barcodes to identify your hives with can be created and put on Avery labels or printed out on letter paper. the barcodes will contain visual information on hive and queen too.
  11. The palm OS software now also support scanning of hive labels to place you on the correct record on the Palm OS compatible Handheld device.
  12. backup of data added. If you use this facility when leaving the software, you will have the ability to restore data after an eventually power failure.
  13. The manual is again in the archive but see it just as a guideline, the help is updated and much more instructive.
  14. Pollen database software not  included (Download separately). Add your own pictures and drawings. 
  15. The software is free for use up to 10 hives and will not expire.
  16. Added a professional table repair software. Repairs your database if errors occurs. You will find it in a separate directory called tools
  17. Added printout of a hive note card (headings configurable)
  18. Printout of data is heavily improved.
  19. Made it possible to exclude/include columns in the grids and to rearrange the columns.
  20. Columns headings can be edited, and be shown as multi line headings.
  21. Added a powerful filter and search engine (filter your data on e.g. Breeding queens) or search your hives on every possible data in the database.
  22. Added  integrated update facility. Thanks to Daniel Fiske South Africa

Missing files in archive(s) please e-mail me and I will supply those to you

It is now possible to use boxes  together with the ability to use single frames,.

World clock

 Varroa report (Danish translated into English)

Take a peek at the What's new page to see what is done lately!














This is an issue of a free publication about beekeeping in the Nordic countries of Europe. It is a PDF file and you need the Acrobat reader to View this file online. Click on the picture to view it online. To View it locally you can download the file and then extract this file locally to view it in peace at home in your Adobe acrobat reader. Even that beekeeping in your country might be different than in the Nordic counties you might find this publication interesting.








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Contents of this page:

bulletProduct information Bidata
bulletProduct information Pollen data
bulletOur Mission
bulletThe story of EDBi and this web!
bulletCompany Profile
bulletWho we are?
bulletContact Information
bulletOther Useful links
bulletSome Photos From Apimondia! (if you have patience and time to wait for the loading of the big pictures. I have not reduced the pictures, but have kept the original size, for preserving quality. The page is 33kb with 6 thumbnail pictures.) Original files are about 150kb a piece.
bullet Danish Federal Beekeeper association DBF.


Welcome to Apimo Biavl Support Web. The purpose of this web is to enhance the support services we provide to our customers. We've provided a number of resources here to help you resolve problems, report bugs, and suggest improvements to our products and services.

You can also get a brief explanation of the benefits of the Bidata software and of the Pollen database developed for Beekeepers.

You may also obtain technical support by telephone at mobile +45 29420727; and by e-mail to

Thank you for your visit, we hope that you will enjoy the visit and make use of this web.

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Our Mission

The EDBi foundation was created for the purpose of making useful software for Beekeeping and to broadcast it around the world in as many languages as we can. ( You can help us in making the software interface in YOUR normal language)

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Company Profile

EDBi is a small foundation comprising beekeepers interested in using the power of their PC's in their Beekeeping, to help them to improve their craft!
EDBi is an approved special organization connected to the Danish Federal Beekeeper organization, DBF.

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Who we are?

Software Developer:

Jorn Johanesson
Spurvevej 2, Assens
DK 9550 Mariager

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Contact Information:

Software developer:
Mobil phone:
Postal address: Jorn Johanesson, Spurvevej 2, Assens, DK 9550 Mariager
Email :
Electronic mail :
General Information:
Customer Support:
Webmaster: Jorn Johanesson:

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Other Interesting Links

Danish Federal Beekeeper association

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Happy Apiary a Romanian beekeepers diary (Varroa & Virus) (Virus research)


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The Story

I am Danish, I live in Denmark and I was born in 1942. (Yes I am not that young any longer) I was a teacher and have been keeping bees since 1970. Officially, I have few hives, but have equipment enough for thirty hives. I use full Langstroth hives and my bees are regional bees. I have an average honey harvest of 45kg a year, which is an improvement from my first years when I had around 15kg. I got my first computer (a Zx81) in 1981 and started to investigate programming for this animal :-) It had only 8Kb of memory but it was fun. In 1986 I put a fortune into a real computer (Amstrad 1512) and from then on the next story starts: the EDBi foundation.

I heard that there was a foundation for EDB interested beekeepers being formed, and got in touch with them to see if they had some software I could use for my beekeeping. It turned out that they had none, but were looking for people who could help them in this field. I had built my own software, so I offered to work voluntarily for them in creating a useful software tool for beekeeping. The first result was an MS-DOS based hivenote collection program. I of course based this software on inputs from the members of the EDBi foundation. The software program was offered to the Danish beekeeper society in 1987. The members in the EDBi foundation were my testing crew, and with time the software improved. The members of EDBi are all kinds of people, from some with very few hives to people who are living from beekeeping. Some have been members from the very start until today. In 1994 I decided to create a Win 3.1 software program based on my previous work. This software was presented at the Apimondia Congress in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1995. I made some very good contacts there with people who have helped me to improve the language support.

In 1996 I tried to figure out this Internet story, so I got an account with 5Mb space. This has now improved, some people on the Internet have given me space on their websites, and I have also got my own website in Australia where I am now putting up an 'EDBi' Support website with discussions, bug reports and suggestion facilities. I really hope that people will use this website to give me responses concerning bugs and suggestions.

I hope I have not been too boring, and if so, I beg your forgiveness.

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