More photos of the three new hives of bees with first generation queens. The hives were originally urban hives from Pittsburgh–where the queens were bred in Lawrenceville, North Hills and the East Side. They are now residing here at Eden Hall, down the hill from the moveable high tunnel full of tomatoes and peppers. We are currently planting nectaries–wildflowers which secrete sweet liquid to tempt and feed pollinators–across the farm to feed our hives and attract native pollinators.
Dr. Gary Marshall, a Chatham Biology Professor, and Casey Vogan, a Falk Graduate student are operating the care of the hives and the feeding process. Stay tuned for more.