Saturday, August 29, 2009

Voelker-Orth Museum swarming with bees

From the Daily News:

A local beekeeper and a band of volunteers began harvesting homegrown honey at a local history museum on Wednesday.

"We're not into honey production per se," said beekeeper and horticulturist Urte Schaedle at the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing. "We're a teaching hive."

Schaedle has been raising bees for educational demonstrations and to pollinate the museum's garden for five years.

She estimates there are now roughly 50,000 honeybees living in the almost 6-foot-tall hive on the property.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seems like a nice museum.. I've been meaning to go for 2 years now... I should really get over there and check it out