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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

June 5, 2020
bees use comb

How Bees Use Comb

I find how bees use comb to be one of the most interesting things about beekeeping. The fact that people outside the industry often call all comb “honeycomb” makes sense; after all, honey is the most recognizable bee product that people are familiar with. To me, the truth about how […]
May 29, 2020
abnormal comb

Abnormal Comb: How to Make Your Bees Stop Making It

Continuing my series on comb (see my post about burr comb), in this post I want to go into why your bees are building abnormal comb and what you should do about it. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that burr comb refers to any comb in a place […]
May 22, 2020
beekeeping season

Beekeeping Season: How to Make Spring Work for You

As May winds down, the spring beekeeping season wanes with it. There are a lot of highs and lows associated with spring beekeeping: finding out if your colony survived, installing a nuc, watching your bee population boom, dealing with swarming behaviors, etc. The transition from spring to summer can be […]
May 15, 2020
burr comb

Burr Comb: How To Manage It Simply and Easily

After my last post about managing your hive’s comb, I got a lot of questions about the section where I talked about burr comb. People wanted me to do some more in-depth coverage of it, so today I’m going to go over why your bees make burr comb and what […]
May 8, 2020
hive splitting

Hive Splitting: All Your Questions Answered

What Is Hive Splitting? Hive splitting came up when I talked about how spring means swarms in an earlier post. That blog was mostly an introduction to what swarms are and why they aren’t something to worry about. I mentioned there that if you really wanted to avoid your bees […]