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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

A bee hangs on a flower as she enjoys its nectar.

What You Need to Know About Forage for Bees, and How You Can Help Them!

Today we’re covering everything you need to know about forage: how bees use it, where they get it, and what sources they enjoy the most. We’re also giving you tips for creating a sustainable garden, full of delicious plants for bees and other pollinators. Let’s get started! What Bees Forage […]
Bee on purple coneflower.

Bee Bodies: Teaching Honey Bee Anatomy

While sitting in my backyard at my daughter’s graduation party, I spotted a bee on a nearby purple coneflower. Its back legs were coated in pollen. As the bee flew off, I was impressed with its ability to take off while carrying the load. Did you know that the “pollen […]
probiotics for bees

Are Probiotics Really Going to Save the Bees?

Yogurt. Kefir. Gut health. Probiotic supplements. I bet these are familiar words for you! Gut health and probiotics aren’t just popular with humans right now. Many beekeepers use probiotics for their colonies in order to boost their immune systems and make them less vulnerable to diseases and insults like colony collapse […]
Beekeepers inspecting hives and recording information in the Beepods Inspection Form.

Our Top Inspection Tips for a Healthy Hive

Today, we’re breaking down how you can bring your A-game to every hive inspection with our top hive inspection tips! Take our advice and make your next inspection a productive, informative, and pleasant experience for both you and your bees. 1. Pick the Right Time to Inspect Choosing the right […]
work together

Words of Wisdom: Three Lessons from a Superorganism

As a teacher, I can’t help but look for lessons that can be learned from this time of pandemic and national unrest over police violence and racial injustice. One of those lessons is how people can accomplish more when they work together as a team. We’ve seen it in the […]