Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

November 25, 2015

Holiday Hot Toddy Recipe

Mmmmm… Hot Toddys Nothing says winter like sitting around a fire with a steaming cup of heaven in your hands. This is Laura’s go-to, no-fail, Hot Toddy recipe. Our Urban Honey is what makes it shine. Ingredients (all amounts are per mug) hot water or hot apple cider 1 ounce […]
November 25, 2015

Beepods’ Top Books – Winter Reading List

Beepods’ Winter Reading List by Laura Maigatter Now that you’ve tucked your bees in so they may stay safe and warm throughout the winter, you can tuck yourself into some good books. You finally have the time to expand your knowledge of bees and beekeeping! There is more written about […]
November 19, 2015

What to Expect in Winter – Winter Beekeeping

  by Laura Maigatter WINTER PROTECTION Since the bees will be left alone without your direct oversight for so long, it is wise to give them the highest level of protection you can muster. In this climate, having a hive overwinter successfully involves more than just honey stores. Taking precautions […]
November 16, 2015

Vandals Thwarted by our Community Supported Apiary

  By Laura Maigatter The Damage Report Let me tell you a tale of an innocent Beepod in a clearing in the woods, set upon by vandals in the night. Also known as, the serious vandalism of the Currie Park Golf Course Beepod. As many of you know, people often […]
October 17, 2015

Beekeeping Reimagined for the Urban Environment

When I ask people what comes to mind when I say beekeeping, people generally imagine stacked boxes at the back of a field, far away from people. When I tell them that I’m a beekeeper, and that I spent yesterday afternoon looking in on our Beepod located on a green roof […]