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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

December 5, 2017
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My 3-Year-Old Daughter Loves Bees

September 5, 2017
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How Honey Bees Survive Winter by Regulating Their Temperature in a Cluster

The behavior of bees is affected by temperature. There are three temperatures that are important to the bees: 1) air temperature, 2) body temperature, 3) the cluster temperature. When the temperature of the air is between 57-100°F, honey bees are usually eager to work. However, they cannot fly very well […]
August 23, 2017
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National Honey Bee Day 2017 Recap

“My family had a wonderful time visiting the Beepods hive at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Saturday. It was fascinating to see the display they had set up and to learn about how honey bees communicate and the different roles the bees fill within their colony. My kids especially loved getting […]
June 29, 2017
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Join a Local Top Bar Beekeeping Facebook Group

The internet is full of great resources for beekeepers. Are you interested in top bar beekeeping, live in the USA, and want to connect with other local beekeepers? Here are six new Facebook groups to choose from: (Please don’t join them all. Only join the one that’s closest to your […]
March 16, 2017
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What Honey Bees Really Want: Two Examples of the Beepods Beekeeping Philosophy in Practice

At Beepods, we take a very different approach to beekeeping that is not considered to be traditional. It comes across in our equipment, our training, our support, and even how we work with the bees. And it all starts and ends with really one question… “Would the bees like that?” […]