The HivesWONT YOU BEE MY NEIGHBOR?
MEET THE HIVES!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
THE SEVEN C’SThe Seven C’s is a painted pine hive. She is currently turquoise ombre. This hive is named for the Cheevers Family.
COUNT RUGENCount Rugen is a painted pine hive. She is white with yellow hexagons. She is named after Count Rugen from the Princess Bride movie. This hive was won at the 3rd annual Festival of the Honey Bee.
XENOXeno 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.
ROSIERosie 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.
BLUEBlue 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.
MARY REBECCAMary 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.
❤️WJ❤️WJ is a pink ombre pine hive and is sponsored by Alicia and Owen.
THE LOVE BUGThe 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.
SALINE QUEENThe Saline Queen and Saline Dream were hive boxes 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.
GRYPHONS FOR SUSTAINABEELITYThis 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 back to their community and being a part of the solution!
SALINE DREAMThe 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.
SEWING BEEThe Sewing Bee Hive is a collaborative effort of Suzie, Nancy and Michealine. These crafty ladies are sponsoring this hive they decorated in cute notions and quilt blocks giving the bees a hive that will keep them in stitches.
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