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5 Fascinating Ways Bees and Flowers Find Each Other

I have some bad news for you. Bees evolved from wasps. *Gasp* I know, I was a bit conflicted as well when I learned that fun fact. We aren’t 100% sure how the evolution happened, but at some point, a wasp had a run-in with some pollen, began to consume […]
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Finally, a Winner: This Is the Best Honey Out There

Bees Work Hard to Make Honey Honey is a magical substance. Do you ever stop to think about how we have access to this sticky-sweet substance? A small yellow and black striped insect drinks nectar from flowers using their proboscis (tongue). Then, they store it in their honey stomach and […]
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5 Things Treatment-Free Beekeepers Wish They Knew When They Started

So you want to join the ranks of treatment-free beekeepers? Congratulations! It’s a worthy, data-backed cause. It’s important to do some research and plan ahead of time to set yourself up for success. You wouldn’t attempt to climb El Capitan without some leg work, would you? Would you? Treatment-free beekeeping […]
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Finding Wild Bees of Wisconsin

Respect for Wild Bees Here at Beepods HQ, we have respect for the wild bees of our state. There are over 500 known species of them! These six-legged, four-winged insects help pollinate our wildflowers and fruit crops, helping our state’s economy and creating the beautiful landscapes we know and love.    […]
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Hive Ants: A Symptom to Pay Attention To

Peak beekeeping season is something we look forward to all year. The buzzing of the bees. The bars of comb, filled with honey. Hours spent outside, elbows deep in your hive, taking in the scent of nearby wildflowers. Ants marching into your hive in droves. Wait. Ants are not part […]