Bee Hives

February 14, 2012 at 7:28 am 2 comments

In order to encourage the growth of bees at our garden, this year we are creating our own hives. Or rather, the holes for the hives. In December, we went out to the garden and dug out 3 holes big enough for 3 upside down flower pots. We then covered the pots with soil, leaving the hole of the bottom of the pot uncovered. The idea is that, come spring, ground bees will come looking for a new place to build their new nests. If we are fortunate we will get a hive or two.

The idea for attracting bees came from This article. We also want to plant flowers that attract bees. Hollyhocks and lavender are just a few flowers that bees really like. We already have a lavender bush.

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  • 1. Jess Driesenga  |  April 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    A few families from the seminary are wondering if there any open plots for this year and aren’t sure how to get in contact with those in charge of the garden these days. Are there ways to connect the garden with these families?

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    • 2. healthesoil  |  May 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      There are absolutely plots open, we would love to have them. They should email me, Lauren Verstraete, at ljv38@students.calvin.edu. I can give them further instructions.

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