Our observation beehive has arrived from Draper's Super Bee Apiaries today! This beautiful observation hive will allow visitors to observe a live honeybee colony behind glass.
The hive will allow bees to travel in and out of the nature center. Observers can look forward to watching bees place pollen and nectar in the hive, see nurse bees care for young larvae, watch the queen laying eggs, and so much more. The entire unit rotates a full 360 degrees on its pedestal, so nothing will go unseen!
Full installation of the hive and its resident bees is slated for early April. I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into one of our newest exhibits. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 20, so mark your calendars!
-Adam Zorn, Naturalist