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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

June 20, 2016
beneficial insects

Encouraging the Existence of Beneficial Insects Can Help the Honeybees

By: Sam Choan from Organic Lesson In recent years, the plight of the honey bees has been well documented – and rightly so – as they play a very important part in the production of agricultural crops. To the average person, the role that the bees play is hugely underestimated […]
June 15, 2016

Queen Cells: The 3 types and what they can tell you about your hive.

We sat down with our head of beekeeping operations to ask some questions about the queen cells she’s been finding in our hives.  During summer time, queen cells become something every beekeeper should be familiar with, especially if their colony (ies) seem to be going gang busters.  So we wanted […]
June 2, 2016
top bar hive inspection software

Healthy Hive™ Management Software Has Been Launched

For many beekeepers, the ease of tracking hive health through documentation and notes is a headache. Today, we have launched an online software solution targeted specifically at sustainable beekeepers who use top bar hives. With a focus on their own design, the Beepod Beekeeping System, the Healthy Hive Management software […]
June 2, 2016

3 people to get to know before trying to change the beekeeping ordinance

Working through a policy change at any level of government is extremely difficult, especially when it comes to bees.  At Beepods, we’ve helped to change a number of ordinances throughout Wisconsin and we are continuously getting more requests to help and this is why. We have identified 3 key people who […]
May 25, 2016
Bees pollinating Basil: Beepods

5 Ways Companies Can Leverage the Latest Buzz in Sustainability

5 Ways Companies Can Improve Sustainability & Generate Valuable PR with Beepods Sustainable Beekeeping:  1. Pollinator Initiative – Sustainable beekeeping for your corporate locations with gardens and landscaping. Your gardens and flowers will flourish with our happy pollinators who also benefit the local community as bees will pollinate up to […]