Andrea’s log hive

Jun 09, 2019

Andrea’s hive is the first log hive installed in Holly Springs, MS.

One of the three log hives carved in Fall got attributed to Andrea, who lives downtown Holly Springs in North-West Mississippi. The hive has had several designs prior becoming a simple model easy to set in trees.

1- the original model with its roof.

2- a review of the hives over Christmas 2018 simplified the design

The hive was hauled up on March 2, 2019.

Andrea was happy with the hive on the property, but did not really know what to expect. would bees come eventually?

On April 16, 2019, I received an early message.

The heavy rains over the week of June 3rd, 2019 had tilted the hive leftwards so a second strap was added to better secure the log  and bring back the original verticality of the comb, which is necessary to the correct orientation of the bees following the waggle dancers.