Spring Cleaning with Sam Joseph – Sam’s Beekeeping Journal Entry #4

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October 16, 2017

Spring Cleaning with Sam Joseph – Sam’s Beekeeping Journal Entry #4

Springtime is is the moment of truth in beekeeping — did our bees survive the winter or did they freeze their little bee heads off? When you keep as many hives as we do at Beepods, there are almost always going to be some hives that don’t make it. But […]
October 11, 2017

Want to save Bees, but allergic? 10 things you can do to help honey bees and other pollinators

While a large number of people like the idea of helping bees and other pollinators, becoming a beekeeper is simply not realistic for some of us. Luckily, you don’t need to become a beekeeper in order to create a more pollinator-friendly world! Here are ten things that you can do […]
October 9, 2017

8 Tips to Organize Your Grant Writing Process

Guess what?! You are the new designated individual who gets to write grants for us! Isn’t that exciting? If you’re like most of the people we work with, the daunting task of being the designated writer is getting everything and everyone organized. Everything is scattered all over the place and […]
September 15, 2017

Why we keep Hive Inspection Notes and Data (AND WHY YOU SHOULD, TOO!)

One of the most important tasks any beekeeper can do as part of their inspection is record tracking. Every time a hive inspection takes place, someone should be taking notes.  Not only does this practice help you to reinforce what you are seeing, but it will help you address issues […]
September 5, 2017

How Honey Bees Survive Winter by Regulating Their Temperature in a Cluster

The behavior of bees is affected by temperature. There are three temperatures that are important to the bees: 1) air temperature, 2) body temperature, 3) the cluster temperature. When the temperature of the air is between 57-100°F, honey bees are usually eager to work. However, they cannot fly very well […]