Recently at the last beekeeper meeting, the topic of sampling drone bees was discussed. There was a good article by Zac Lamas that can be found in the May issue of The American Bee Journal. I was unable to find an easy way to copy the article for this post, however I did find a... Continue Reading →
When Bees Swarm
If you see a swarm of bees, please call one of our beekeepers. There are three things a beekeeper will want to know: 1. Where is the swarm located – for example how high is the swarm? 2. How big is the swarm? 3. How do you know they are honeybees? Please describe them. Here... Continue Reading →
Did You Know This Came From Beeswax?
Published on November 11, 2021 At Beepods, we are always looking for ways to be more sustainable and save the bees – that is, of course, a huge reason why we do what we do. We have been in this business for a long time, and we are happy to say that in the past... Continue Reading →
Hops and Bees: A Lucky Combo
Published on March 30, 2021 Brewing beer. It’s a process that’s been around almost as long as beekeeping. The main ingredients in beer are water, a grain (typically barley), yeast, and especially hops. When brewed and fermented together, these ingredients create the beer so many of us enjoy. Do you know what else enjoys hops? Bees! They help... Continue Reading →
How Bad Is California Almond Production For Bees?
Published on January 23, 2020 Photo by I.Patron from Veganliftz using Canon EOS R6. The popularity of almonds has grown in the last few years. Almond production in California is an agricultural endeavor that impacts many interested parties and often in conflicting ways. While it seems production can be detrimental to bee populations, a complete... Continue Reading →
Bee Vision- What is it and why is it different.
Here’s an “eye-popping” fact: The USDA estimates that 80% of insect crop pollination is accomplished by bees. Scientists consider bees to be a keystone species. They are so important to an ecosystem that it will collapse without them. At least 90 commercially grown crops depend upon bee pollination for survival. How important is the pollination... Continue Reading →
Swarm Control Video
I will be posting some videos that will help with Swarm Control. Please leave comments if you like the content or would like to see other stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GD0oKQSB-c&t=325s
Beekeeping In April
WisconsinPollinators.com, Beekeeping by the Month In April, the bees are in full swing. There will still be a few cold snaps, especially in early April, but by the last two weeks, the weather is good for bees to rapidly expand and to even start bringing in more and more nectar and pollen. The heaviest nectar... Continue Reading →
Short But Mighty: The Stages of Life
Short But Mighty: The Stages of Life Published on January 26, 2022 Honey bees are some of the hardest workers in the insect world. Depending on their role in the hive, they can spend up to 12 hours a day working – that is nearly dawn to dusk every day. Other bees may not work... Continue Reading →
Nature is the greatest artist.!
Some of nature's most beautiful pollinators.