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.
October Update: The fall nectar flow will continue and the bees will be storing nectar from such fall blooming plants as the infamous
goldenrod. Take a minute to notice their bright yellow blooms this fall and appreciate the fact they provide a
plentiful food source for pollinators this late in the season. Not to be confused with the hay fever inducing ragweed,
which can grow below goldenrod, goldenrod is not wind pollinated and is likely not the result of any fall allergies.
Honey harvested in the fall tends to be a dark brown, earthy flavored honey, full of nutrients for the bees to
consume during the winter months.
Stay tuned for monthly beehive actvity update.