BEEware of Stingers

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BEEware of Stingers

Most of us are taught from a young age that bees are little yellow insects that make honey and can sting you – two of the most commonly known characteristics of bees. A lot of people grow up scared of bees because they are not taught any of the good […]

What NOT to Spray – Beekeeping Edition 

Imagine getting a new hive, being so excited to have your new bees, but not knowing about the detrimental effects of pesticides that you’ve been using on your yard for years. Pesticides have been a pressing topic of conversation for beekeepers due to their harmful effects on honeybee colonies. You […]

The Real Meaning Behind “Busy Bees”

Worker bees – how busy are they? Unlike a human’s typical 9 to 5 business day, worker bees can work up to 12 hours in one day – and they never have a day off. When you look at a bee, your first thought is not about how busy they […]

Did You Know This Came From Beeswax?

At Beepods, we are always looking for ways to be more sustainable and save the bees – that is, of course, a huge reason why we do what we do. We have been in this business for a long time, and we are happy to say that in the past […]

Winter Duties

Halloween is officially over and low temperatures are approaching – what does this mean for honey bees? Honey bees prefer warmer temperatures around 55-100℉, so when it gets colder than that, it makes life a little more difficult for them. Dropping temperatures means they cannot fly well, so their activity […]