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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

June 24, 2020

Naturalize Your Yard Without Offending Your Neighbors

  Let’s face it, lawns are not bee-friendly. The herbicides used on them poison bees. The lack of flowering plants provides little by way of forage. It may seem that the simple solution is to have less lawn and more garden areas but that can be difficult for some people […]
June 22, 2020

Beepods Reveals Why Young People Are the Key to Saving Pollinators

Happy Pollinator Week! This week we are celebrating our favorite birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, and bats that help keep our food growing and environment thriving. Ready to celebrate? Let’s go! An Average Party It’s mid-summer. You’ve been invited to a friend’s house for a party and asked to bring a […]
June 18, 2020
Queen cell

What Type of Queen Cell Is That? Here’s How to Know

Does it ever feel like your beekeeping revolves around the queen? We get it. She’s super important, and while the behavior of worker bees can tell you a lot about your colony, bees live and die by their queens. Queen cells can tell you a lot about your colony.   The […]
June 18, 2020

Observations from the Bee Yard: How Bee Breeds Behave

It’s a busy time of year for honeybees, and the bees who call our bee yard their home are no exception. Hives have been installed, the bees have gotten used to their new digs, and now it’s time for them to get to work! Buckfasts and Carniolans are the breeds […]
June 11, 2020

Nonreproductive Swarming

Nonreproductive swarms can cause some serious head-scratching for beekeepers. When more than half of your colony has flown the coop at a time of year you’re not expecting them to swarm, you might be wondering what they’re up to and why. Once you’ve heard what drives bees to nonreproductive swarming, […]