Doc's Bee Hives
The history of Doc’s bee hives started when North House got its first bee hive. It was a standard plain "wooden box" bee hive. One of our guests mentioned that the plain “wooden box” did not match the beauty of all of the other details at North House. Soon after, Doc rebuilt a standard two box beehive into one that resembled a chapel with stained glass windows. The hive had a metal roof and even had entrance steps with a hand rail for the parishioners. The bees thrived and helped to maintain the gardens. From this point, other visitors encouraged Doc to expand his designs.
All hives are completely functional; some with one brood box, others with two (one deep and one shallow).
“They’re like little mini mansions for your bees.’’