We partnered with the Best Bees Company in April of 2019 to create a beehive home on our rooftop! After our bees arrived from Georgia, the bee colony members had to orient themselves and become comfortable with their new (unrelated) queen. Shortly after all the bees were acustomed to their home and leader, the queen began to lay up to 2,000 eggs per day!
Fun Fact: The bees travel as far as 3-5 miles away from their home on in search of anything that is currently in bloom.
August Update: In the hottest part of summer, usually this time of year, nectar and pollen flows can slow down
substantially, and even stop completely leading to a nectar dearth. The queen will start to slow her
laying to conserve their resources. The colony will no longer put as much effort into foraging as they do
into guarding their stores. Propolis and water become a focus for foraging bees. Propolis is made from
tree resin and is an adhesive used to seal up cracks and holes in the beehive to keep cold air and
unwanted guests from entering their home. Propolis has antibacterial properties.
Stay tuned for monthly beehive actvity update.