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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

November 19, 2015

What to Expect in Winter – Winter Beekeeping

  by Laura Maigatter WINTER PROTECTION Since the bees will be left alone without your direct oversight for so long, it is wise to give them the highest level of protection you can muster. In this climate, having a hive overwinter successfully involves more than just honey stores. Taking precautions […]
November 16, 2015

Vandals Thwarted by our Community Supported Apiary

  By Laura Maigatter The Damage Report Let me tell you a tale of an innocent Beepod in a clearing in the woods, set upon by vandals in the night. Also known as, the serious vandalism of the Currie Park Golf Course Beepod. As many of you know, people often […]
October 27, 2015

It’s Time to FEED Those Bees!!!

Winter is coming. Yes, we know, it happens every year. We all know what that means, the bees are making their final preparations for winter and you should be, too. They are currently occupied finding and storing every last scrap of food they can find. This is sometimes easier said than […]
October 17, 2015
UEC Urban Ecology Center Beehive

5 Reasons Autumn is When to Start the Beekeeping Process

Beekeeping is something that starts during the spring and continues through summer then ends in fall, right? WRONG! Beekeeping is a continuous process and cycles every year through all the seasons no matter where the hive is located.  Beekeeping is working withe a living animal and needs to be planned […]
October 17, 2015

Beekeeping Reimagined for the Urban Environment

When I ask people what comes to mind when I say beekeeping, people generally imagine stacked boxes at the back of a field, far away from people. When I tell them that I’m a beekeeper, and that I spent yesterday afternoon looking in on our Beepod located on a green roof […]