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Burr Comb: How To Manage It Simply and Easily

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burr comb

Burr Comb: How To Manage It Simply and Easily

After my last post about managing your hive’s comb, I got a lot of questions about the section where I talked about burr comb. People wanted me to do some more in-depth coverage of it, so today I’m going to go over why your bees make burr comb and what […]
Honey sample

Finally, a Winner: This Is the Best Honey Out There

Bees Work Hard to Make Honey Honey is a magical substance. Do you ever stop to think about how we have access to this sticky-sweet substance? A small yellow and black striped insect drinks nectar from flowers using their proboscis (tongue). Then, they store it in their honey stomach and […]
Beekeeping grant school

The Secret to Funding Your Next Hive

As an educator, it’s pretty easy to see the value of a Beepod. It enhances your outdoor classroom, creates a focal point for STEM-based science lessons, and creates an awareness of pollinators. On top of that, Beepods allow schools to produce and sell honey. Perhaps what’s holding you back is […]
hive splitting

Hive Splitting: All Your Questions Answered

What Is Hive Splitting? Hive splitting came up when I talked about how spring means swarms in an earlier post. That blog was mostly an introduction to what swarms are and why they aren’t something to worry about. I mentioned there that if you really wanted to avoid your bees […]
treatment-free beekepers

5 Things Treatment-Free Beekeepers Wish They Knew When They Started

So you want to join the ranks of treatment-free beekeepers? Congratulations! It’s a worthy, data-backed cause. It’s important to do some research and plan ahead of time to set yourself up for success. You wouldn’t attempt to climb El Capitan without some leg work, would you? Would you? Treatment-free beekeeping […]