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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

September 15, 2017
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Why we keep Hive Inspection Notes and Data (AND WHY YOU SHOULD, TOO!)

One of the most important tasks any beekeeper can do as part of their inspection is record tracking. Every time a hive inspection takes place, someone should be taking notes.  Not only does this practice help you to reinforce what you are seeing, but it will help you address issues […]
September 5, 2017
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How Honey Bees Survive Winter by Regulating Their Temperature in a Cluster

The behavior of bees is affected by temperature. There are three temperatures that are important to the bees: 1) air temperature, 2) body temperature, 3) the cluster temperature. When the temperature of the air is between 57-100°F, honey bees are usually eager to work. However, they cannot fly very well […]
August 23, 2017
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National Honey Bee Day 2017 Recap

“My family had a wonderful time visiting the Beepods hive at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Saturday. It was fascinating to see the display they had set up and to learn about how honey bees communicate and the different roles the bees fill within their colony. My kids especially loved getting […]
June 29, 2017

Summer Fruit Salad with Honey – Cinnamon Syrup

This Summer Fruit Salad with Honey, using fresh watermelon and berries is a perfect treat for hot summer days, especially around the 4th. It’s a perfect salad for a picnic or to make and keep in your preferred storage container to pull out as an afternoon snack… or better yet, breakfast! […]
June 29, 2017
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Join a Local Top Bar Beekeeping Facebook Group

The internet is full of great resources for beekeepers. Are you interested in top bar beekeeping, live in the USA, and want to connect with other local beekeepers? Here are six new Facebook groups to choose from: (Please don’t join them all. Only join the one that’s closest to your […]