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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

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 20, 2020

Honey In Wound Care

If you’re interested in bees and beekeeping, you’ve probably frequently enjoyed honey.  What’s better than taking a huge bite out of fresh comb or swapping honey for sugar in your favorite recipes? Seeing your bees create honey out of nectar is one of the many joys of beekeeping, but there […]
February 18, 2020

Gone to Carolina: Shopping for Bee Supplies

  Science teachers be warned, you will quickly be distracted when you visit Carolina Biological’s website. A banner across the top announces a chance for students to have their questions answered by scientists aboard the Space Shuttle. And that’s not all. There’s owl pellets and sheep brains. But remember why […]
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 […]
February 13, 2020
Plant pollinator-friendly gardens

Pollinator-Friendly Gardens: Yes You Can!

February is an interesting time for those with green thumbs. If you live in the north (by Beepods HQ), there are few visible signs of spring, but it’s still the perfect time to start thinking about a pollinator-friendly yard.  Seed catalogs are plentiful and the subzero temperatures of late February […]