We like all our hives to have names. They have different personalities depending on the pheromones of the queen that regulate the hive. It helps when talking about the bees and making notes about hive status.
The Hives Currently in the Apiary
Palpatine is a painted pine hive. She is currently plain white. This very strong hive is named after the Emperor in the Star Wars movies. She lives in Dexter.
Count Rogan is a painted pine hive. She is white with yellow hexagons. She is named after Count Rogan from the Princess Bride movie. This hive was won at the 3rd annual Festival of the Honey Bee. She lives in Saline.
Xeno is a painted pine hive. This stunning hive is beautifully painted with pale and bright yellows, and branch and leaf décor. She is named after the alien queen in the Alien movies, full name Xenomorph. This hive was won at the 1st annual Festival of the Honey Bee. She lives in Saline.
Rosie was our first hive. She is made of pure untreated cedar. It weathers very nicely and keeps other pests to a minimum. She is named after Calliou’s little sister from the animated kids program Calliou. She lives in Saline.
Blue is a painted pine hive. She is a solid sky blue. She is named after the main Velociraptor from the Jurassic World movies and for the hive color. She lives in Saline.
Mary Rebecca is a memorial hive celebrating the life of a a beloved baby girl. She will never be forgotten and this hive stands as a tribute to her. She is decorated with a light blue base with fluffy white clouds. A simple halo and her name adorn the front. She lives in Saline.
Marilyn is a strong hive! She is named after a lovely friend who loves bees and is learning the beekeeping ropes. Marilyn is currently a white painted hive. She loves her spot in the field overlooking the horse pastures and blackberry fields. She lives in Dexter.