A farm is never quite a farm until the creatures arrive. The chickens are still in the plan, but they have been beat out as first residents by approximately 26,000 new friends of the farm. Half of these friends are Italian and half of them are Russians, but they are already quite happy in DC in their new enclosure at Walker Jones. Honeybees are adaptable creatures.
Thanks to the expertise of Jeff Miller and DC Honeybees and the generosity of Bill McLeod and Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District, the students of Walker Jones have had a few weeks now to go bee crazy from watching the first installation to seeing first hand how our bees have already built a home, gathered pollen, made honey and laid eggs to receiving inside instruction about the severity of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
We look forward to sharing our stories as developing beekeepers in the months to come.