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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

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 […]
February 3, 2020
Worker Bee

Worker Bee: A Day in the Life

Bees live short, busy lives. The average lifespan of a bee is only six weeks. They come out of their cells working and keep at it until their wings give out. With up to 3,000 fellows born from each batch of eggs, it can be easy for one solitary worker […]
January 30, 2020
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 […]
January 28, 2020
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 […]
January 23, 2020
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 […]