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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

April 2, 2020
bell peppers

Growing Edible Plants for Bees

Bees make fruits and veggies possible. These edible plants need the bees to flourish and the bees need the pollen and nectar to keep their hives running smoothly. It’s common to see lists of flowers bees love, but since we are in the midst of vegetable planting season (whether you […]
March 27, 2020
beeswax

Crafting With Beeswax

You don’t have to be a beekeeper to love beeswax. Honestly. This hive product is malleable, versatile, and gentle on the skin, making it perfect for crafting. If you’re not familiar with beeswax or you want to know more, read on, my bee-loving friend. We have all sorts of beeswax […]
March 19, 2020
Ancient bee art

Bee Art Throughout The Ages

Since humans first started exploring art as a form of expression, communication, and record-keeping the they’ve taken inspiration from the natural world, specifically the honey bee. Even as far back as the Stone Age, cave paintings depict honey hunters, showing a more than 8000-year-old relationship between us and Apis mellifera. […]
March 12, 2020
Bee stinger

What You Need To Know About Bee Stings

Now that we are shaking off our cabin fever from the winter and spending more time outside (the smell of grills filled my neighborhood this past weekend), it’s time to think about bees again. Specifically, bee stings.   As we enjoy more weekend afternoons at the park and restaurants bust out […]
March 5, 2020
Insect

Befriending the Insects Among Us

Spindly legs. Creeping crawlers. Wiggling larvae. They live in the damp, dark corners of our world and when they do make an appearance, they are hardly welcome. Yes, I’m talking about insects. While this website is largely about bees, it’s hard to talk about bees without ever talking about their […]