May 20, 2014

Our First' Bee Island' Is Almost Done!

Our first 'Bee Island' is almost complete.  There were some delays in gettng the footers in due to winter weather that kept coming back, but Spring finally hit and we started construction.  Footers were poured, posts were ordered and many hands did the work of constructing the 'Island'. The 'Bee Island' is located between Linden trees and surrounded by flowers with a beautiful background of the rolling hills.  A Sun Hive is being completed, which will hang inside the bee island and will be another type of hive that our visitors can view and experience at the Sanctuary. 

The 'Bee Island' still needs a few finishing touches, along with the sun hive and then landscaping will be installed around the 'Island'.  We anticipate our first 'Bee Island' will be complete in the next month or sooner.

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Feb 19, 2014

Hillside Restoration Continues

Linden Tree
Linden Tree

With winter in full force here and still digging out from the worst storm in 5 years, much has been done with getting our first Bee Island built.  The ground has been leveled and materials have been ordered.  The design of the Bee Island includes a hanging hive and benches for observation.  The view from the structure looks out onto flower beds, the hillside and the rolling hills in the distance and with no leaf cover a glimpse of the river. The foundation of the island and some of the building was scheduled for the weekend of February 21 - 23, 2014, but that has had to be postponed due to the snow cover.  We can't wait for the snow to melt, the ground to get softer and to get the building started.

Bee Island Rendering
Bee Island Rendering
Bee Island Rendering 2
Bee Island Rendering 2

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Nov 21, 2013

Hillside Restoration Begins

Hole Dug for a Linden Tree
Hole Dug for a Linden Tree

We are so excited to be starting the Hillside Restoration & Pollinator Habitat Creation at the Sanctuary!  With winter coming we are not sure how much constructing we will be able to complete, but that is not stopping us from moving forward.  We have cleared some of the invasive Trees of Heaven from the upper part of the hillside, planted three Linden trees, planted over a thousand bulbs for bee forage and are working with an architect who will be doing sketches of our themed 'Bee Islands'

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A Linden Tree Planted
A Linden Tree Planted
The 3 Linden Trees
The 3 Linden Trees
Planting bulbs for Bee Forage
Planting bulbs for Bee Forage
 
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