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June 5, 2020

The Drone Bee and His Date With Destiny

“Today’s the day!” the drone bee squealed as he woke up that fateful summer morning. He’d made trips to drone congregation areas before, hoping to meet his queen, only to come back to the hive, sad and loveless, every time. He knew he was running out of time – drone […]
June 5, 2020
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How Bees Use Comb

I find how bees use comb to be one of the most interesting things about beekeeping. The fact that people outside the industry often call all comb “honeycomb” makes sense; after all, honey is the most recognizable bee product that people are familiar with. To me, the truth about how […]
June 3, 2020

Think Like a Bee: Q&A with Teacher Kip Jacobs

Seventh-grade science teacher and long-time Beepods customer, Kip Jacobs, chatted with me about how he uses his school’s Beepod to teach students how to think like a bee, make observations, and record data. The University School of Milwaukee teacher enthusiastically shared his advice on teaching bees to students of various […]
May 29, 2020
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Abnormal Comb: How to Make Your Bees Stop Making It

Continuing my series on comb (see my post about burr comb), in this post I want to go into why your bees are building abnormal comb and what you should do about it. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that burr comb refers to any comb in a place […]
May 28, 2020

3 New Ways to Pair Honey With Your Favorite Foods

I could just sit here and tell you exactly what cheeses to pair with what honey varietal and call it a day. But that’s not fun for you or me. Instead, let’s talk about how you can pair honey and food, so you can go off and do some amazing […]