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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

February 14, 2020
Beehive Transitioning to Spring

Transitioning to Spring: What are Your Bees Up To?

  We’re right on the cusp of outside bee activity for the year. In the winter, bees mostly stay in their hive and eat their honey stores; in the spring, they go out and start foraging again, replenishing their stock. What’s fun about right now is that they’re in a […]
February 13, 2020
Plant pollinator-friendly gardens

Pollinator-Friendly Gardens: Yes You Can!

February is an interesting time for those with green thumbs. If you live in the north (by Beepods HQ), there are few visible signs of spring, but it’s still the perfect time to start thinking about a pollinator-friendly yard.  Seed catalogs are plentiful and the subzero temperatures of late February […]
February 11, 2020

Partner with a Local Beekeeping Club

As a school beekeeper, you are going to want all the help you can get. You probably already engaged the support parents as well as staff members. Hopefully, you have a Beepods membership to get access to phone support, user forums, and a wealth of information. But have you partnered […]
February 10, 2020
Before de-winterizing your hive

De-Winterizing Your Hive

Punxsutawney Phil just popped up the other day and said spring’s right around the corner. That’s good news! Spring means it’s time to get back to work with our hives. Hopefully you took our advice on how to winterize your hive, but either way there’s work to be done. Depending […]
February 4, 2020
bee on a sunflower

Time to Order Bees: The Bee Quiz Cheat Sheet

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you know what that means…it’s time to order bees for your school’s hive! Whether you are starting a new hive or re-stocking an existing hive, you want to get your bees ordered now so your hive is ready to go come spring. At […]