HONEY BEES

HONEY BEES

We’ve always had a passion for our local ecosystem and environment. NEW in Summer 2020, we are excited to announce Sam Bridge is host to 6 honey bee hives and they are situated right on the Pollinator Pathway! We think it’s a “match made in heaven.” The beehives are supplied by Buzbee Beverages, maintained by beekeeper, Joel Dawson of Old Greenwich Honey and Sam Bridge supplies the location and receives lots of honey bee pollination!

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • There are 20,000 species of bees in the world
  • There are 4,00 species of bees in the USA
  • Honey bees came from Europe in the 17th Century
  • The bees at Sam Bridge Nursery are “ Italian” honey bees.
  • Honeybees have 5 eyes!
  • Bees have many jobs during their life in the colony
  • Beekeeping started 9,000 years ago
  • 99% of the bees in the hive are female
  • Queen bees lay up to 2,000 eggs a day, more than their body weight
  • Honeybees are responsible for 80% of the pollination
  • 75% of the food on your plate needs pollination

 

LOCAL HONEY:
Our Local Honey should be ready for harvest and on sale July 2021! If you take in some of my honey for the holiday’s not from SB, we would need to speak to that… Once I harvest I can advise if I will have enough so for now lets stick to July 2021…

 

Coming Soon:
Honey Bee & Hive Classes! Learn about bees, beekeeping, pollination and more!
Stay tuned for more info!