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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

March 27, 2020
Spring Beekeeping

Spring Beekeeping: What Does It Look Like?

It’s spring beekeeping time! March is wrapping up and I couldn’t be happier. In my last blog post, I went over what your bees were doing this month, and we covered some of the reasons March is such a scary time for beekeepers.This week let’s look forward to what’s coming […]
March 13, 2020
Propolis

Propolis: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Introduction When I first started learning about honey bees, one of the first things I latched onto was propolis. What was this word I saw popping up everywhere when I read about beehives? You hear about honey, maybe beeswax and honeycomb, but outside of the beekeeping business I’d never encountered […]
March 10, 2020
Beepods Hives

Beepods Hives: How Are They Made?

There’s one question we get a lot here at Beepods: how do we make our hives? That’s a great question, and because Beepods believes in transparency (just check out our Bee Viewer for proof 😉) so in this post I’m going to walk you through the process of Beepods’ manufacture, […]
February 21, 2020
aerial view of a crop duster or aerial applicator, flying low, and spraying agricultural chemicals, over lush green potato fields in Idaho.

Pesticides and Bees

Pesticides. It’s kind of a loaded term. Before we dive into how they interact with bees and what you can do about it, let’s break down exactly what a pesticide is. To start, the word itself. Pest = nuisance, annoyance, thing-you-want-to-get-rid-of; cide = kill. Following that, the FDA description of […]
February 14, 2020
Beehive Transitioning to Spring

Transitioning to Spring: What are Your Bees Up To?

  We’re right on the cusp of outside bee activity for the year. In the winter, bees mostly stay in their hive and eat their honey stores; in the spring, they go out and start foraging again, replenishing their stock. What’s fun about right now is that they’re in a […]