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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

May 12, 2020

The Secret to Funding Your Next Hive

As an educator, it’s pretty easy to see the value of a Beepod. It enhances your outdoor classroom, creates a focal point for STEM-based science lessons, and creates an awareness of pollinators. On top of that, Beepods allow schools to produce and sell honey. Perhaps what’s holding you back is […]
May 8, 2020
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Hive Splitting: All Your Questions Answered

What Is Hive Splitting? Hive splitting came up when I talked about how spring means swarms in an earlier post. That blog was mostly an introduction to what swarms are and why they aren’t something to worry about. I mentioned there that if you really wanted to avoid your bees […]
May 7, 2020
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5 Things Treatment-Free Beekeepers Wish They Knew When They Started

So you want to join the ranks of treatment-free beekeepers? Congratulations! It’s a worthy, data-backed cause. It’s important to do some research and plan ahead of time to set yourself up for success. You wouldn’t attempt to climb El Capitan without some leg work, would you? Would you? Treatment-free beekeeping […]
May 6, 2020

HiveSpy: Bringing Automation to Beekeeping

Professor Navid Shaghaghi, a lecturer and researcher at Santa Clara University in California, is known as a STEM rock star on YouTube. Talk to him for any length of time and you’ll see why. His knowledge is expansive and his enthusiasm is contagious. Currently, he is working with a group […]
May 1, 2020
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Why Are My Bees Eating Birdseed?

Bees eat pollen. That’s a no brainer. In fact, bees eating pollen is one of the reasons there are so many plants around in the first place. When bees fly around collecting pollen for food, they spread some of it around to other plants, causing the pollination that bees are […]