Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

June 14, 2017
Laura Maigatter teaches polite beehavior and bar management

5 Common Misconceptions Most First Time Beekeepers Follow That YOU Should Consider Before Getting Started in Beekeeping

As I talk to people who are contemplating whether or not to keep bees, I realize how many misconceptions there are out there about getting started in beekeeping. The purpose of this post is to clarify some of those concepts if you are considering going on the beekeeping journey. 1. […]
June 6, 2017

Sam’s Journal – Meeting the bees for the first time at the bee yard

Day One – Meeting the Bees In Dretzka Park Golf Course, there is a secret corner tucked behind the maintenance shed that is teeming with honeybees. This is the place where Beepods keeps a large portion of their nucleus hives, and it is also the place where I was first […]
June 3, 2017

Where Will Your Food Come From in the Future?

In this article, we describe just a few of the many benefits behind making honey bees a part of your community garden. Increasing your plants’ yield, providing educational opportunities for the community, and adding diversity to the products that you offer (honey, wax, etc.) are just the tip of the […]
May 28, 2017
bee poop on side of harvest box after winter

Sam Joseph’s Journal – Why do we care about Bee Poo?

And now an answer to the question the whole world is asking: Why do we care about Bee Poo? Bees don’t like the winter. Flowers aren’t in bloom, so they can’t collect food. Once the temperature drops below 55 degrees, they can’t even physically fly. Even inside the hive they […]
March 16, 2017
feed bees honey not sugar

What Honey Bees Really Want: Two Examples of the Beepods Beekeeping Philosophy in Practice

At Beepods, we take a very different approach to beekeeping that is not considered to be traditional. It comes across in our equipment, our training, our support, and even how we work with the bees. And it all starts and ends with really one question… “Would the bees like that?” […]