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Level Up with a Beekeeping Course

Whether you are starting your first hive or an experienced beekeeper needing a refresher, the next step is to take Beepods’ Sustainable Beekeeping Level One course. In this class, expert Beepods beekeepers show attendees the basics of top bar beekeeping. Participants learn terminology, techniques, and philosophies of beekeeping and acquire […]
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The Secret to Successful Fall Feeding: Mixing Up the Right Syrup

When fall hits the world of beekeeping, resource management becomes a huge priority. Late summer into fall is when forage availability starts to taper off, making nectar and pollen scarce. So, it’s vital you pay attention to signs of declining resources when you inspect your colony and be prepared to […]
Urban vs. Rural Beekeeping

The 4 Key Differences Between Urban and Rural Beekeeping

Interested in beekeeping, but don’t have a backyard or lush nature at your fingertips? No problem! Urban beekeeping is rising in popularity, and beekeepers have happy and healthy colonies on patios, rooftops, and other city spots around the world. While urban and rural beekeepers have the same responsibilities to care […]
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Beepods Harvest Box: Helping Your Bees Survive the Winter

With fall approaching, it’s time for a hive inspection. One thing to note is whether or not your colony has the food stores it needs. Bees in northern climates need anywhere from 60-90 pounds of honey to get through the winter. A number of factors can result in an insufficient […]

Bees on The Brain? How Beekeeping Can Help With Kids’ Mental Health

Back to School   It’s an understatement to say that a lot is going on in the world right now. It’s the first week of September, which means kids are starting school again, in-person or virtually. Your kids may be experiencing a lot of stress right now, and as a […]