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Our Hives

THE HIVES CURRENTLY IN THE APIARY

OUR HIVES HAVE NAMES!

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.
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THE HIVES CURRENTLY IN THE APIARY

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THE SEVEN C’S

The Seven C’s is a painted pine hive. She is currently turquoise ombre. This hive is named for Cheevers Family.
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COUNT RUGEN

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.
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XENO

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.
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ROSIE

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.
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BLUE

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.
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MARY REBECCA

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.
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❤️WJ❤️

WJ is a pink ombre pine hive and is sponsored by Alicia and Owen.
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THE LOVE BUG

The Love Bug is covered in hearts because home is where the heart is for these bees. This hive is sponsored by Natalie who’s love of nature and giving heart made this part of our bee yard.
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SALINE QUEEN

The Saline Queen and Saline Dream were hives that were distributed to interested people in the community to decorate during the pandemic. Each box was created with a different theme and idea and we are honored to have them in the bee yard.
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GRYPHONS FOR SUSTAINABEELITY

This colorful painted hive was designed and created by several students at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor. Their generous sponsorship and beautiful hive shows their commitment to giving by back to their community and being a part of the solution!
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SALINE DREAM

The Saline Queen and Saline Dream were hives that were distributed to interested people in the community to decorate during the pandemic. Each box was created with a different theme and idea and we are honored to have them in the bee yard.