This past Thursday, two experienced and deeply committed beekeepers, Jeff Cunningham of Westminster West and Tom Goldschmidt of Saxtons River, met with our director, Carrie King, to discuss possible renovation options for our observational bee hive.
Honey bees are susceptible to diseases and other winged predators and our bees have not been spared from these harsh realities. We are committed to organic beekeeping methods and rely on dedicated volunteers to help us manage our observational hive.
Jeff and Tom volunteered two hours of their valuable time to figure out the best ways to hive honey bees in our observational exhibit. Their knowledge and experience is priceless.
Stay tuned to see what plans have hatched to improve this fantastic live animal exhibit at The Nature Museum. We are open year around on Thursdays and we know that so many of our visitors appreciate seeing these amazing pollinators up close.