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Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Bee Locale for Blue Heron Bee Hives

Seven beehives floated down Nancy Creek in the floods in September, 2009, in Atlanta. We want to start back up but everyone is anxious - both about the possibility of the creek jumping the bank again and the need to have stable hives. Kevin and his brother Pete are getting new bees in March and Julia and I have bees coming at the end of March or in April, so we are all invested, just uncertain.

Today Kevin and Pete set up a new location for the Blue Heron hives. They cleared an area up on a bank, above the area where the highest water was in the flood. They put in these great rock steps to allow easier access.

Then they moved all of our cinder blocks up so that we could envision the new apiary at Blue Heron.

Here are two cinder blocks overlooking Nancy Creek from (this time) high above the water line. The highest flood waters stopped at about the base of the tree you can see on the left.

If you double click on the picture below to enlarge it, you can see the outline of the fence around the community garden and Roswell road off the other side of the hill. Again, we are well above the 500 year flood line. Julia and I walked the trail at Blue Heron and took these pictures so we can dream again of our hives there.

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  1. I hope it works out there Linda. The weather this year has been so weird.

  2. Weird here too, for sure. We finally hit our warmest weather in quites some time in the 60's. I think this past year of weather will be on our minds a long time to come. Good luck with the Blue Heron bees!

  3. Anonymous3:56 PM

    As I sit here and type, the weather here in NC is 67 degrees, the warmest day we've had this winter. I pray it stays this way and dries out some. Looks like a great location, Linda. Good luck!


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