I believe our beekeeper set up this hive last Friday. Lots of bees! They have a nice sunny spot with a southwesterly slope and a good view of all the flowers that will come soon in our community garden plots.
When we were there last Saturday, we counted 6 honeybees in our plot. That's 6 more than we saw all of last year!
Is the honey part of the community garden?
Ahh wonderful! Everyone will benefit – I used to keep bees a long time ago, such an interesting hobby. All your flowers and veggies will benefit from this, make sure they have lots of variety to choose from and plant flowers just for them. There is a beekeeping blog on my list here if anyone wants to link through!
That's great! We used to have hives at my mother's farm when I was growing up. It's very beneficial for the garden.
With all those gardens, the bees will be in heaven!
Honey is only part of the community garden in that the hives are nearby so we get the pollination.
The honey CSA is separate from the community garden. Its run by the beekeeper. All costs of beekeeping are covered by a fee to CSA members and the resulting honey (if any) is distributed to members. At least that's the idea – its a new experiment.
That plot is huge! I'm so very jealous as I have a about 5 foot by 5 foot plot and I can barely plant anything!
5 by 5 is a terrible tease! Think of what you could plant with a little more spaceQ
You must plant very carefully. I think I would plant all lettuce, one tomato and one cucumber plant.
These will be fun to observe. I'd like to keep bees some day, May need a Xanax first though 🙂
I seriously thought about starting a bee hive this year, but decided instead to do orchard mason bees. I remain tempted by a honey bee hive I must say, but am a little nervous about the work involved. Orchard mason bees are so easy.
Thanks for the reminder Sandy. I have been meaning to put up a mason bee house. I will do this soon. Hope its not too late.
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