Something big is buzzing in Bellevue. Kelsey Creek Farm — located on a 150-acre park near the heart of the city — just installed an observational honey beehive thanks to a new grant.
The “pollinator project” joins several other un-bee-lievable local hive programs that have educational aspects, including:
- West Seattle Bee Garden | Kids can watch the worker bees through plexiglass hive that’s part of the Commons Park P-Patch. There’s also a Bee Festival on Saturday, May 20 with a Buzz Run and community clean-up.
- Woodland Bee Company | This small company provides hosting services for those who want to start their own backyard hive. It’s booked up for 2023, but bee-curious folks can still send in questions about the process.
- Puget Sound Beekeepers Association | The local group regularly hosts Apiary Parties behind the Washington Park Arboretum for hands-on experiences.