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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

May 22, 2020
beekeeping season

Beekeeping Season: How to Make Spring Work for You

As May winds down, the spring beekeeping season wanes with it. There are a lot of highs and lows associated with spring beekeeping: finding out if your colony survived, installing a nuc, watching your bee population boom, dealing with swarming behaviors, etc. The transition from spring to summer can be […]
May 21, 2020
bees seek flowers

5 Fascinating Ways Bees and Flowers Find Each Other

I have some bad news for you. Bees evolved from wasps. *Gasp* I know, I was a bit conflicted as well when I learned that fun fact. We aren’t 100% sure how the evolution happened, but at some point, a wasp had a run-in with some pollen, began to consume […]
May 21, 2020

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 […]
May 15, 2020
burr comb

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 […]
May 14, 2020
Honey sample

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 […]