With a successful year of beekeeping under our belts (with the very generous help of our beekeeping mentor Walt!), we felt confident in adding an additional four hives to our apiary!

The bees pollinate our gardens and surrounding 3-mile radius(!), provide us with honey and an opportunity to learn about these amazing creatures.  We monitor the hives weekly and check on their progress, add new frames, and inspect for any signs of invading pests.  For the most part, they are self-reliant and need little intervention.

Our apiary is yet another unique program at the Manor which introduces residents to interesting and rewarding activities.

Education and perspective help guide our residents toward a happy and healthy lifestyle…