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HiveSpy: Bringing Automation to Beekeeping

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HiveSpy: Bringing Automation to Beekeeping

Professor Navid Shaghaghi, a lecturer and researcher at Santa Clara University in California, is known as a STEM rock star on YouTube. Talk to him for any length of time and you’ll see why. His knowledge is expansive and his enthusiasm is contagious. Currently, he is working with a group […]

Why Are My Bees Eating Birdseed?

Bees eat pollen. That’s a no brainer. In fact, bees eating pollen is one of the reasons there are so many plants around in the first place. When bees fly around collecting pollen for food, they spread some of it around to other plants, causing the pollination that bees are […]
Bumble Bee

Finding Wild Bees of Wisconsin

Respect for Wild Bees Here at Beepods HQ, we have respect for the wild bees of our state. There are over 500 known species of them! These six-legged, four-winged insects help pollinate our wildflowers and fruit crops, helping our state’s economy and creating the beautiful landscapes we know and love.    […]

Staying Connected to Nature: Meet Chris Steinkamp

  A global pandemic won’t stop the Urban Ecology Center’s Chris Steinkamp from making sure people are staying connected to nature. As Volunteer and Evaluation Coordinator at the Milwaukee environmental education center, Chris promotes sustainable urban living. He also serves as the center’s beekeeper. I chatted with him about the […]
Comb Repair

Managing Comb: What Is It and How to Fix It

Comb. It’s one of the most important parts of a successful beehive. In fact, honey bees make the vast majority of a hive’s interior out of comb. In a very real sense, comb is the bedrock of a beehive’s entire operation. Like any other part of beekeeping, how you deal […]