Named after two of the most abundant arboreal nectar sources in Boston, Linden and Locust were the two Langstroth hives I originally tended at the Leland Community Herb Garden in the city’s Forest Hills neighborhood. My family (bees included) recently moved to Melrose, where I now tend several hives surrounded by woods and wetlands (predominant forage includes black locust, knotweed, lustrife, asters, and more).

As a Tender of bees (rather than a beeKeeper), I strive to support them with as little intrusion as possible. A turkey wing feather is my chosen tool of the trade. I also teach workshops at the Boston Nature Center and in classrooms around Greater Boston. I enjoy the company of “newbees” and the “naturally curious” when visiting my hives, so encourage anyone interested in getting a close up experience with the bees to leave a comment here or send a message to me at president@bostonbeekeepers.org!

Linden with Bumblebee

Linden with Bumblebee

Black Locust

Black Locust

Queen Anne & the Honeysuckle Hive (swarm installed)

Hive (Queen Anne & the Honeysuckle Gang) at Leland Community Herb Garden (2014)

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