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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 […]
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 […]
honey shortbread recipe

Spring Honey Recipes To Tide You Over

Earlier this week in Wisconsin, we were supposed to get somewhere in the range of 8-11 inches of snow dumped on us. Then, I woke up one morning and the alert was completely gone off my weather app, like somebody had waved a magic wand and made the snowstorm disappear. […]
Honey in wound care

Honey In Wound Care

If you’re interested in bees and beekeeping, you’ve probably frequently enjoyed honey.  What’s better than taking a huge bite out of fresh comb or swapping honey for sugar in your favorite recipes? Seeing your bees create honey out of nectar is one of the many joys of beekeeping, but there […]
Plant pollinator-friendly gardens

Pollinator-Friendly Gardens: Yes You Can!

February is an interesting time for those with green thumbs. If you live in the north (by Beepods HQ), there are few visible signs of spring, but it’s still the perfect time to start thinking about a pollinator-friendly yard.  Seed catalogs are plentiful and the subzero temperatures of late February […]