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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

January 16, 2020
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The Benefits of a Top Bar Hive

When you first start learning about bees, it’s like an itch you just have to scratch. The more you learn, the more you see how fascinating these tiny insects are and the more you want to involve yourself in their world. If you’ve reached the point where you are considering […]
January 10, 2020
Wildfires

Bad News for Bees: The Fires in Australia

Bad News for Bees What’s happening in Australia right now is catastrophic. Due to record-breaking temperatures and extreme drought, the Land Down Under has erupted into flame. Approximately 15.6 million acres of land are now charred and it’s bad news for bees.  Though houses can be rebuilt, animals cannot be […]
January 9, 2020
Bee health

Bee Health and Scientific Updates in 2019

Scientific research is crucial for understanding why bees are dying and how humans can help them thrive again. The challenge with research, whether it’s about bees or humans, is that living things don’t exist in hermetically sealed environments. Bee health is impacted by a variety of factors that interact with […]
December 31, 2019
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Bee Resolutions For Your Best and Most Productive 2020

When you first start learning about bees, really learning about bees, it’s like a whole new world just opened up and welcomed you in. Most of us remember learning about bees, briefly, when we were in elementary school, but when you do a deep dive into the world of bees, […]
December 26, 2019
Honeybee

Bee Folklore for The Darkest of Days

Last weekend was the winter solstice, the so-called shortest day of the year (in terms of sunlight, at least.) It’s a spiritual time of year for cultures past and present, with an emphasis on the themes of death and renewal; in Celtic traditions, this is the time of year our […]