BEE YARDS

a·pi·ar·y
ˈāpēˌerē/
noun
  1. a place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives.

Crestland Park Apiary

Once a vacant lot in West Akron, this was the lot that started it all. Surrounding Crestland Park Apiary is a neighborhood rich with a diverse canvas of flora.

Neighbors: ____
Season: april-september
Collecting season: june-september  Harvests: 3
Key Nectar Sources:  White Dutch Clover (May-Oct) Black Locust (May-June) Basswood (May-July) Goldenrod (June-Oct) Japanese Knotweed (August-October)
Key pollen source: Maple (Feb-May), Dandelion (Apr-May)
Hive Count: 5
Production: 900 jars annually 
Population: Peaks at 80,000 bees / hive

 

St. Vincent Apiary

Located in the West Hill neighborhood of Akron,  this is an educational apiary we use to engage with the kids at St. Vincent-St. Mary Catholic school.

Neighbors: St. Vincent-St. Mary ___
Season: april-september
Collecting season: june-september
Harvests: 3
Key Nectar Sources:  White Dutch Clover (May-Oct) Black Locust (May-June) Basswood (May-July) Goldenrod (June-Oct) Japanese Knotweed (August-October)
Key pollen source: Dandelion (Apr-May)
Hive Count: 4 
Production:  720 jars annually
Population: Peaks at 80,000 bees / hive 

 

Middlebury Apiary

The historic Middlebury (east Akron) was established before Akron existed, but was subsequently absorbed by a then booming Akron.

Neighbors:  scrap yard, and another vacant lot.
Season: april-september
Collecting season: june-september
Harvests: 3
Key Nectar Sources:  White Dutch Clover (May-Oct) Black Locust (May-June) Basswood (May-July) Goldenrod (June-Oct) Japanese Knotweed (August-October)
Key pollen source: Dandelion (Apr-May)
Hive Count: 9
Max Production: 1620 jars annually 
Population: Peaks at 80,000 bees / hive