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My Life As a Queen Bee

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Queen Bee In Hive

My Life As a Queen Bee

A New Queen Bee Rises And just like that, I chewed my way out of my cell and into my beautiful, honey-comb filled home. But was I the first queen bee to leave my queen cell? I had to be the first if I wanted to enjoy my life as […]
Bees gathering on a honeycomb

Start a Beekeeping Club at Your High School

High school students are like bees. They are high-energy, they enjoy hands-on work, and they like caring for the planet. That’s why every high school with a beehive should have a beekeeping club to help care for the equipment, harvest and sell honey, and keep an eye on the health […]
Almond Production

How Bad Is California Almond Production For Bees?

Almond production in California is an agricultural endeavor that impacts many interested parties and often in conflicting ways. While it seems production can be detrimental to bee populations, a complete cessation would hurt the beekeepers who raise them, plus make a dent – no, a chasm in the economy of […]
Bees gathering on a honeycomb hive

Fund Your Hive with a Grant

When the sun comes out on a chilly winter day we naturally start dreaming of spring. And spring is the best time of year to install a Beepods hive at your school. That means you should be ordering your hive now. Short on funds? Don’t panic. Beepods will help you […]
Varroa mite

Varroa Mites: A Beekeeper’s Scourge

Imagine you have a colony that’s chugging right along. The bees are healthy, you’re getting a good rate of return from foraging, life’s good. Until something starts to change. It’ll happen slowly, at least at first. Maybe a few bees look underweight or are having trouble flying. Pretty soon you […]