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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

November 17, 2019
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Should You Add Bees or Chickens to Your Outdoor Classroom?

                  As you look to develop your school’s outdoor classroom, you may be asking that difficult question: bees or chickens? Here’s a scorecard to help you make that decision.  Rules There may be city and county ordinances for both chickens and honeybees. […]
October 28, 2019
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Selling Honey at School

Honeycomb from a Beepods hive. Once your Beepods hive is active and established, it’s time to think about selling honey. While you probably won’t harvest much honey the first year, you can expect 60-100 pounds a year after that. Here’s what you need to know to get started selling honey […]
October 17, 2019
University school kip jacobs outdoor classroom

Starting an Educational Hive

Fall is great time to start thinking about starting an educational hive at your school. That gives you six months to plan and seek funding before the weather warms up again.  Here are a few steps to follow that will help you succeed. 1. Start a Buzz Begin by talking […]
October 13, 2019

Starting Your Outdoor Classroom

Transform your teaching with an outdoor classroom. Here are some simple steps to get you on your way.  Do your homework. Go visit some nearby schools with outdoor classrooms and talk to the teachers that use them. If possible, ask for some pictures of the classrooms in action. Then put […]