Bee Educated: Beepods Lessons for Educators

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August 25, 2020

Bee Educated: Beepods Lessons for Educators

You have a Beepods membership, but are you really using all the resources? The Bee Educated section of has ready-to-teach Beepods lessons that will spark your students’ curiosity.    Let’s Go Hunting  Around Wisconsin (Beepods HQ), fall is known for apples, pumpkins, Packers preseason, fall colors, and of course, […]
August 21, 2020

Mummified Brood? How to Recognize and Deal With Chalkbrood Infections

Picture this: You go to check on your bees and notice something odd at the entrance to the hive. There are small, dried up, chalky white and grey objects sprinkled around the hive entrance. These mummified pupae are one of the signs you have a chalkbrood infection, and it’s also […]
August 20, 2020

What Every Beekeeper Should Know About Hive Theft

Imagine strolling out to your hive to see your bees and realizing… your hive is gone. It’s a terrible discovery for any beekeeper. Unfortunately, hive theft – also known as bee rustling – happens to beekeepers all over the US.  In this blog, I’ll cover the recent rise in hive […]
August 18, 2020

Build a Bug Hotel: These Guests Will Help Your Garden

Bugs and hotels. Not two words you usually like to see together. But building a bug hotel can be a creative project for primary grade students and beyond.    What’s a Bug Hotel?   Bug hotels, also known as  bee hotels, are shelters for invertebrates made from reclaimed materials and […]
August 14, 2020

These Are The Warning Signs You Have an American Foulbrood Infection

While colony collapse disorder (CCD) is all over the news, American Foulbrood infections are still a major concern for beekeepers, though their prevalence has decreased significantly in the last 100 years. If you’ve been beekeeping for a long time and have multiple colonies, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered this […]