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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

March 23, 2020

Teach a Bee Unit

Spring is here. Days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, and students (and teachers) are squirming in their seats. Why not break out a new unit to grab their attention? There are some impressive, no-cost beekeeping units online that making learning science fun. Since they are online, it’s easy for […]
March 20, 2020
Investigating a dead-out bees

BEE DETECTIVES: THREE STEPS OF DIAGNOSING A DEAD-OUT

Teenagers love mysteries. You can see this in the popularity of TV shows like True Detective, Law and Order, Sherlock, and CSI. Teachers can tap into this interest as they work with their students to figure out why their bees didn’t survive. While it doesn’t take the sting out of […]
March 3, 2020

On the Run: Catching Up with Alyssa Hartson

If you want to talk to Alyssa Hartson, you literally have to wait for her to stop moving. She runs, climbs, bikes, renovates houses, teaches yoga, travels, and knits. She’s worked as a glacier guide in Norway, New Zealand, and Alaska and has played with penguins in Antarctica. Currently, Alyssa […]
February 18, 2020

Gone to Carolina: Shopping for Bee Supplies

  Science teachers be warned, you will quickly be distracted when you visit Carolina Biological’s website. A banner across the top announces a chance for students to have their questions answered by scientists aboard the Space Shuttle. And that’s not all. There’s owl pellets and sheep brains. But remember why […]
February 11, 2020

Partner with a Local Beekeeping Club

As a school beekeeper, you are going to want all the help you can get. You probably already engaged the support parents as well as staff members. Hopefully, you have a Beepods membership to get access to phone support, user forums, and a wealth of information. But have you partnered […]