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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

April 17, 2020
hive inspection

Your First Hive Inspection

So, you’ve ordered your bees, waited with bated breath, installed them into your hive… now what? Your first hive inspection! This is an exciting step on your beekeeping journey. Inspections are one of the fun parts of beekeeping, and your first hive inspection shouldn’t be any different. In this post […]
April 16, 2020
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Bees Love Herbs

When you’re planting for the bees this month, make sure you plant some herb seeds or buy some already-started herbs. Having fresh herbs around doesn’t just benefit your cooking (hello, flavor!) they will also benefit the bees in your neighborhood. Yes, bees love herbs.  Herbs provide sources of pollen, nectar, […]
April 14, 2020

Q & A with Braise Chef/Owner Dave Swanson

Braise Restaurant in Milwaukee has its roots in education. Chef/owner and James Beard nominee, Dave Swanson, started Braise as a traveling culinary school with classes and dinners in farm fields. In the restaurant today, guests can sit at the chef’s counter and watch their meal being prepared. Swanson added community […]
April 10, 2020
Hive Beetles

Hive Beetles: Identifying and Dealing with Them

How much do you know about hive beetles? In January, I wrote about Varroa mites who are, it bears repeating, the absolute worst, but they aren’t the only parasites that infest hives. For this post I’m going to spotlight another little grub that likes to get all up in beehives […]
April 9, 2020
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Top Tips for Installing Your Bees

One of the most exciting times of the year is when your bees finally arrive and you get to install them into your hive. It’s a moment filled with anticipation and once your pollinators are in their hive, it’s like the start of an exciting adventure. You may be brand […]