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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

March 5, 2020
Insect

Befriending the Insects Among Us

Spindly legs. Creeping crawlers. Wiggling larvae. They live in the damp, dark corners of our world and when they do make an appearance, they are hardly welcome. Yes, I’m talking about insects. While this website is largely about bees, it’s hard to talk about bees without ever talking about their […]
March 3, 2020

On the Run: Catching Up with Alyssa Hartson

If you want to talk to Alyssa Hartson, you literally have to wait for her to stop moving. She runs, climbs, bikes, renovates houses, teaches yoga, travels, and knits. She’s worked as a glacier guide in Norway, New Zealand, and Alaska and has played with penguins in Antarctica. Currently, Alyssa […]
February 27, 2020
honey shortbread recipe

Spring Honey Recipes To Tide You Over

Earlier this week in Wisconsin, we were supposed to get somewhere in the range of 8-11 inches of snow dumped on us. Then, I woke up one morning and the alert was completely gone off my weather app, like somebody had waved a magic wand and made the snowstorm disappear. […]
February 21, 2020
aerial view of a crop duster or aerial applicator, flying low, and spraying agricultural chemicals, over lush green potato fields in Idaho.

Pesticides and Bees

Pesticides. It’s kind of a loaded term. Before we dive into how they interact with bees and what you can do about it, let’s break down exactly what a pesticide is. To start, the word itself. Pest = nuisance, annoyance, thing-you-want-to-get-rid-of; cide = kill. Following that, the FDA description of […]
February 20, 2020
Honey in wound care

Honey In Wound Care

If you’re interested in bees and beekeeping, you’ve probably frequently enjoyed honey.  What’s better than taking a huge bite out of fresh comb or swapping honey for sugar in your favorite recipes? Seeing your bees create honey out of nectar is one of the many joys of beekeeping, but there […]