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Let’s Dispel Those Misconceptions About Bees

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Let’s Dispel Those Misconceptions About Bees

While developing a fear of bees is understandable, especially if you have a bee allergy or vividly remember your first bee sting, there are many misconceptions about bees that keep people from understanding these amazing insects. When people don’t understand bees, they are less willing to support bees. It’s common […]
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When You Go Apple Picking This Fall, Think of the Bees

The Joys of Apple Picking You know the feeling. The first bite of a superbly crisp and juicy Cortland apple from the local orchard. It’s fall in a single mouthful. I personally start dreaming about going to the orchard once August hits and the light starts to change. I think […]
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Starting an Educational Hive

Fall is great time to start thinking about starting an educational hive at your school. That gives you six months to plan and seek funding before the weather warms up again.  Here are a few steps to follow that will help you succeed. 1. Start a Buzz Begin by talking […]

Starting Your Outdoor Classroom

Transform your teaching with an outdoor classroom. Here are some simple steps to get you on your way.  Do your homework. Go visit some nearby schools with outdoor classrooms and talk to the teachers that use them. If possible, ask for some pictures of the classrooms in action. Then put […]
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Fall Flowers to Support Your Local Bee Population

If you don’t have a hive yet or if you have a Beepods hive but want to do more to support your bees, carefully choosing what plants you grow, including fall flowers, can support your local bee population. It is natural to be excited in late winter to choose the […]