Visitors to our Apiary!

We have been hosting lots of visitors out to our kitchen and apiary this summer! July has been a perfect time to introduce people to the bees, since the nectar is flowing and the bees are fat, happy, and busy.

Some of our biggest retailers, New Seasons and Whole Foods Markets, have both sent groups of staff out for team-building experiences. The groups checked out our kitchen operation and took a tour of our facility, did a honey tasting with our collection of different types of honey, and got questions answered about honeybees and beekeeping. From the kitchen, we carpooled out to our apiary in Troutdale, Oregon and the teams got the opportunity to don a beesuit, and get a look at a honeybee hive up close. Everyone had a great time!
Here’s some photos of the fabulous New Seasons Wellness staff:

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary group shot

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary painted hive smoker

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary group shot w:matt in front

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary matt opening

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary 2 looking

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary group shot close hive

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary group sky

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary holding 4

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary holding4

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary holding3

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary holding2

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary holding

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary gathered around hive

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary painted hive

New Seasons at Mickelberry Gardens apiary standing3

And here’s some great shots of the fun and enthusiastic Whole Foods Tanasbourne Whole Body Team:

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens group shot

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens 2 in front

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens bee action

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens close up of

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens gathered around

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens investigatory

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens matt shows

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens portrait

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens holding up

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens painted hive

Tanasbourne Whole Foods Mickelberry Gardens group afterIt has been so much fun to share what we do with these groups, teach them about honeybees and beekeeping, and give them a hands-on experience with bees.

We look forward to a few more tours coming up this summer!

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