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Level Up with a Beekeeping Course

Whether you are starting your first hive or an experienced beekeeper needing a refresher, the next step is to take Beepods’ Sustainable Beekeeping Level One course. In this class, expert Beepods beekeepers show attendees the basics of top bar beekeeping. Participants learn terminology, techniques, and philosophies of beekeeping and acquire […]
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Beepods Harvest Box: Helping Your Bees Survive the Winter

With fall approaching, it’s time for a hive inspection. One thing to note is whether or not your colony has the food stores it needs. Bees in northern climates need anywhere from 60-90 pounds of honey to get through the winter. A number of factors can result in an insufficient […]
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Simple Ways You Can Communicate Like a Bee

Teaching during the pandemic has been an interesting communication challenge for teachers. When we teach in the classroom, we don’t have the luxury of muting our students. That said, we use classroom sounds to gauge the progress of our lessons. Too much side chatter, I’m losing them. Too silent and […]
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Bee Educated: Beepods Lessons for Educators

You have a Beepods membership, but are you really using all the resources? The Bee Educated section of beepods.com has ready-to-teach Beepods lessons that will spark your students’ curiosity.    Let’s Go Hunting  Around Wisconsin (Beepods HQ), fall is known for apples, pumpkins, Packers preseason, fall colors, and of course, […]
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Build a Bug Hotel: These Guests Will Help Your Garden

Bugs and hotels. Not two words you usually like to see together. But building a bug hotel can be a creative project for primary grade students and beyond.    What’s a Bug Hotel?   Bug hotels, also known as  bee hotels, are shelters for invertebrates made from reclaimed materials and […]