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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

March 19, 2020
Ancient bee art

Bee Art Throughout The Ages

Since humans first started exploring art as a form of expression, communication, and record-keeping the they’ve taken inspiration from the natural world, specifically the honey bee. Even as far back as the Stone Age, cave paintings depict honey hunters, showing a more than 8000-year-old relationship between us and Apis mellifera. […]
March 13, 2020
Propolis

Propolis: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Introduction When I first started learning about honey bees, one of the first things I latched onto was propolis. What was this word I saw popping up everywhere when I read about beehives? You hear about honey, maybe beeswax and honeycomb, but outside of the beekeeping business I’d never encountered […]
March 12, 2020
Bee stinger

What You Need To Know About Bee Stings

Now that we are shaking off our cabin fever from the winter and spending more time outside (the smell of grills filled my neighborhood this past weekend), it’s time to think about bees again. Specifically, bee stings.   As we enjoy more weekend afternoons at the park and restaurants bust out […]
March 10, 2020
Beepods Hives

Beepods Hives: How Are They Made?

There’s one question we get a lot here at Beepods: how do we make our hives? That’s a great question, and because Beepods believes in transparency (just check out our Bee Viewer for proof 😉) so in this post I’m going to walk you through the process of Beepods’ manufacture, […]
March 5, 2020
Insect

Befriending the Insects Among Us

Spindly legs. Creeping crawlers. Wiggling larvae. They live in the damp, dark corners of our world and when they do make an appearance, they are hardly welcome. Yes, I’m talking about insects. While this website is largely about bees, it’s hard to talk about bees without ever talking about their […]