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Bee Observant: Studying Native Bees in Your Yard

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Bee Observant: Studying Native Bees in Your Yard

If you and your students are away from the school hive over the summer, you can still learn about bees by studying native bees in your own yard. Students can keep journals where they make sketches of the bees and record their observations. Alternatively, they might keep an e-journal and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]