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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

November 16, 2016
honey bees pollinate autumn flowers

Bees Pollinating Flowers & Gathering Last-minute Nectar in Fall

This video help bring home the point that you should allow your herbs and plants to flower as long as possible in the Fall. Rather than cutting everything down before Winter, leaving these late-blooming plants alone will provide last-minute fodder for bees. The magenta flowers seen in this video are Pineapple […]
July 26, 2016

Queen Spotting Tips for Newbee Beekeepers

The Queen The elegant, industrious, and often elusive Queen Bee has been a figure of fascination for centuries for both Beeks and non-Beeks alike. The strength and continuation of the hive resides on her (relatively) large shoulders. She is central to the health of the hive, which is why it […]
June 27, 2016

Beepods Guide to Defend your Bees from Pesticides

  It’s hard out there for a bee. Although you can do everything in your power to create a safe environment for your bees in your yard, you can’t always control the actions of your neighbors. As bees will fly for miles to forage, your ability to completely protect them […]
December 4, 2015

Save the Comb!

  By Laura Maigatter   Hello Everyone!  I hope you’ve had a lovely winter so far. Winter means different things to different people, but to me it means it’s time for Winter Projects. All those things you’ve been putting off all year- like what to do with all that comb?!? […]
November 25, 2015

Paleo Cranberry Relish Recipe from Beepods

Paleo Cranberry Relish This delicious cranberry relish was crafted by our resident Alchymist, Sandy. It is a perfect balance of tart and sweet, and is a breeze to prepare. We hope it’s as big of a hit with your family as it is at her house every year! Ingredients 1 […]