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Honey Bees

Bee Hive

The Hive

In the spring of 2024, the Ferry Conservation District made a significant addition to its property by introducing the first beehive. This innovative hive is now home to Carniolan bees, a European honey bee subspecies known for its remarkable resistance to mites and its ability to thrive even in harsh winter conditions. This addition marks an important step in the district's efforts to support local biodiversity and conservation initiatives.

The Queen

After allowing the bees to acclimate for a few days, we gently applied a small green dot on the queen bee's back. This simple marking will significantly aid in locating her during our regular weekly hive examinations.

Bee frame with bees and comb
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