SPRING IS ALMOST HERE AND IF YOU STILL NEED BEES… WHY NOT GET BEES THAT ARE WORKING TOWARDS MAKING ALL BEES HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER? FIND OUT HOW…
Another season has gone by and the bees didn’t made it. Sounds like a typical problem here in the midwest, especially in Wisconsin. But in fact…
Your bees were below average last year!
it’s not fair…
You did what you were told…
You’ve tried everything… or have you?
OR MAYBE IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT…
Some bee stock is better than the others. Do you know why?
It’s because those bee breeders and queen rearers do something different that noone likes to talk about.
They track data.
They vet their bee stock each year by sending off queens and samples of bees to researchers who test them for viability, heartiness, fertility and DNA analyis.
Each of these test give the queens a grade and an overall grade of the colony health.
If you’re like most beekeepers… you’ve got a guy. Perfect!
Does he know how the bee supplier cares for his bees?
Did he share that with you? (Just a note… there are many great women who keep bees out there, too! They love working with us… We love working with them!)
Do you know the supplier? More than just the Bee Stock? The grade of the queens? If not, that’s ok. We can help!
We work specifically with suppliers that have been vetted and have built a lasting relationship with us and our partners.
Each year we make sure to track the following items from the packages, nucs and swarms we collect and hand over to our customers.
Imagine if you knew your bees had a track record… stats that you could look at and know that someone cared enough to measure the health of the bees that are being entrusted to you to care for.
That’s what we want! That’s what we want to give ALL Beekeepers
A promise that we are building a database that can ACTUALLY help determine the causes of colony collapse or support reasons for WHY your colony didn’t make it through the winter.
“The service and assistance that Beepods provides is wonderful. We call when we are unsure of what is going on in our new hive and they always help us out… and instruct us on how to take care of the issue.”
“You can really tell the health of the hive with this system because you are focused on the bees, rather than the work. The Beepods System and philosophy allows you to focus on this.”
At Beepods, we have made our Mantra to help the Beekeeper so we can solve the Pollinator Disappearance Problem.
This starts with data and leads to analysis that will help us to go beyond symptoms of dying honey bees and pollinators.
We know that the “Causes of CCD” publicized by the media are the tip of the ICEBERG. As Beekeepers and stewards of the environment, it is our duty and every beekeepers duty to understand how outside influences can affect a colony of honey bees.
This means that every package of bees, every colony of bees every beekeeper we work with is included in our data collection so we can understand why your colony grows and thrives or why your colony may not have the resilience to last through a difficult winter.
We track each nugget to paint a picture of WHY
By purchasing bees from Beepods, you are helping this endeavor.
We’ve got a long way to go…
Each year we collect and track data, we consistently beat the average overwintering rates and survival rates of the other beekeepers in the area.
We’ve been training and maintaining hives all over the country, actively collecting data from the suppliers, the beekeepers and the environment to come up with quality, supporting evidence to understand why things are happening.
Data is what we are applying to make this happen.
Beyond Spring, we need to plan our deliveries and work with you to determine the best time for your bees to arrive.
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Beekeeping has lagged behind every other domesticated animal in terms of research for years. Part of the reason we have more questions than answers when it comes to why bees are disappearing is because there is no data set that can be analyzed the way we look at cows, chickens, dogs or cats.
Our mission is to help build a database that can be analyzed not only for survival, but help in identifying the root causes of the symptoms that are prevalent around the globe. When bees ‘disappear’, the reason is not typically the first cause suggested…
Usually it is a combination of things that have created a ripple effect.
We are working to understand each of those with data.
Your data will be entered into our anonymous database as a data point. We will work internally with our data science team to be sure that your data remains safe and is used only for research purposes. If it is used for research, your name will not be tied to it at all.
Yes, if in the first 30 days, your queen is not producing at the rate she should be, let us know and we will send you a new queen. If this is the case, our beekeepers may ask you some questions about lack of productivity, supercedures, and other things that may be happening in the hive, just in case, so we don’t create more work for the colony.
Yes. We can deliver your bees to your bee yard. We will schedule a time to deliver these to your house or yard by calling and scheduling a time. This will cost $50 or more depending on where your yard is located.
Yes. We can deliver and install your bees at your bee yard. We will schedule a time to deliver/install these to your house or yard by calling and scheduling a time. This will cost $100 or more depending on where your yard is located.
Yes. We can work with you and your beekeepers to provide onsite training. This will take some scheduling and is typically best suited for at least a couple of weeks after the bees have been installed.
This ensures that your training session is the most valuable it can be. The bees will have some comb drawn, brood may begin hatching and your bees will be collecting nectar, pollen and other resources from nature.
Yes. We can schedule a time to come out to your bee yard and inspect your bees with you or without you. We understand everyone is busy and sometimes it’s just nice to know that they are being cared for, even if you cannot be the one to do it. If there are questions or inquiries about this, please, contact us directly at [email protected] or call us at (608) 728.8233 and we will be sure to discuss your needs.
The short answer is yes. Although we would be very disappointed with this, we understand that life happens. In this case, please, get in touch to discuss. This is not a simple fix because now we need to find the bees a new home, which is not always easy to do. We hope that if you are ordering, you have committed to raising a healthy colony this year with our professional beekeepers’ help.
Each season this changes. Bees arrive like a baby arriving. We don’t know exactly when, but we have a pretty good estimation. When this happens, we will be in touch via email and possibly phone to let you know when and where you will need to pick up your bees.
If you are too busy for this type of last minute notification, we do have delivery and installation services available.