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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

October 18, 2019
Apple orchard

When You Go Apple Picking This Fall, Think of the Bees

The Joys of Apple Picking You know the feeling. The first bite of a superbly crisp and juicy Cortland apple from the local orchard. It’s fall in a single mouthful. I personally start dreaming about going to the orchard once August hits and the light starts to change. I think […]
October 17, 2019

Starting an Educational Hive

Fall is great time to start thinking about starting an educational hive at your school. That gives you six months to plan and seek funding before the weather warms up again.  Here are a few steps to follow that will help you succeed. 1. Start a Buzz Begin by talking […]
October 13, 2019

Starting Your Outdoor Classroom

Transform your teaching with an outdoor classroom. Here are some simple steps to get you on your way.  Do your homework. Go visit some nearby schools with outdoor classrooms and talk to the teachers that use them. If possible, ask for some pictures of the classrooms in action. Then put […]
October 11, 2019

Fall Flowers to Support Your Local Bee Population

If you don’t have a hive yet or if you have a Beepods hive but want to do more to support your bees, carefully choosing what plants you grow, including fall flowers, can support your local bee population. It is natural to be excited in late winter to choose the […]
October 3, 2019

6 Tips to Winterize Your Hive So Your Bees Thrive

In Wisconsin, the seasonal changes can be dramatic not just for us, but for our insect companions as well. These weather extremes can affect their very survival and it’s vital to start planning how you will winterize your hive well in advance to ensure your bees have the best chance […]