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Beepods Better Beekeeping Blog

March 23, 2020

Teach a Bee Unit

Spring is here. Days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, and students (and teachers) are squirming in their seats. Why not break out a new unit to grab their attention? There are some impressive, no-cost beekeeping units online that making learning science fun. Since they are online, it’s easy for […]
March 20, 2020
Investigating a dead-out bees

BEE DETECTIVES: THREE STEPS OF DIAGNOSING A DEAD-OUT

Teenagers love mysteries. You can see this in the popularity of TV shows like True Detective, Law and Order, Sherlock, and CSI. Teachers can tap into this interest as they work with their students to figure out why their bees didn’t survive. While it doesn’t take the sting out of […]
March 19, 2020
Ancient bee art

Bee Art Throughout The Ages

Since humans first started exploring art as a form of expression, communication, and record-keeping the they’ve taken inspiration from the natural world, specifically the honey bee. Even as far back as the Stone Age, cave paintings depict honey hunters, showing a more than 8000-year-old relationship between us and Apis mellifera. […]
March 13, 2020
Propolis

Propolis: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Introduction When I first started learning about honey bees, one of the first things I latched onto was propolis. What was this word I saw popping up everywhere when I read about beehives? You hear about honey, maybe beeswax and honeycomb, but outside of the beekeeping business I’d never encountered […]
March 12, 2020
Bee stinger

What You Need To Know About Bee Stings

Now that we are shaking off our cabin fever from the winter and spending more time outside (the smell of grills filled my neighborhood this past weekend), it’s time to think about bees again. Specifically, bee stings.   As we enjoy more weekend afternoons at the park and restaurants bust out […]