Bees at the Community Garden

Keeping bio diversity and maintaining a healthy ecosystem in Old Hickory is critical for the growth of our community. We have abundance trees and plants in our community and that is a big part of the beauty of Old Hickory. The honey bee has practically disappeared from the community. If we keep bees in our community we will enhance our ecosystem making it a better place for all.

The goal of this page is to keep you up to date as to what is happening in the hive.

The hive at the community garden was installed on Thursday April 14, 2011 from a 3 frame NUC. There was 1 Queen, an estimated 7,500 bees, and 2 frames of brood (eggs).


What you see above is a bee hive with a bottom board, a deep frame hive body with 10 frames, a top feeder with sugar water, and a top cover. The goal in year 1 is to grow a healty hive to approximately 70,000 to 80,00 bees, two brood boxes and maybe a little honey in the fall.

Goal To the left is a picture of a hive that we would like to grow to at the community garden. The hive has 70,000 to 80,000 bees. Notice the 2 brood boxes with 3 supers on top. The supers are were the bees store honey for us. Each super produces 8 to 10 quarts of honey.

For more information regarding the hive email me at