Honey Bee Hives
The bee hive enclosure was renovated in early 2021 with a brand new split-rail fence, weed-free gravel pad and a wildflower seed mix which will add some pollinator-friendly blooms inside the fence later this summer.
The bees didn’t fare well last year so new bee colonies will be brought in by VanDusen’s apiarist. There will be 3-4 hives this year, though the exact number may fluctuate over the season, depending on how the bees thrive. The smaller empty hive is a “swarm hive” where bees can go if they decide to swarm.
Photo by Sinfor Wong