As part of our spring field trip, the LWD studio visited the Morristown Public Garden to learn about the importance of beekeeping. The hives in the garden are cared for by my good friend Brian.
Honeybees are an integral part of the pollination system responsible for successful seeding of more than 90% of all flowering plants and fruit. Without bees, one third of the foods we eat would no longer be available.
We were lucky enough to spot the Queen Bee!
The Queen can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day during active seasons. The queen’s fertilized eggs become female workers and the unfertilized eggs develop into male honeybees. Almost all the bees inside the hive are female.
Beekeeping is a hobby that is great for the environment and can be done by anyone. There are many beekeeping clubs and associations across the country.
Thank you to the Morristown Community Garden for hosting us!
Earlier this week I attended the 20th Anniversary Moth Ball. The theme this year was A Moth's Summer Night Dream and it was one of my favorite events of the year!