EXHIBITS, EVENTS & CLASSES: Farm
Although not a well known fact, 10 Horse Art Center founder Robert Sabuda comes from a long line of apiarists (or honey farmers). Not one to "buck tradition," he continues this family practice with the introduction of bee hives which were placed at a far corner of the property in Spring of 2014. He is assisted by 10 Horse Art Center project manager Justin Barros, himself an enthusiastic apiarist.
The bee hives at 10 Horse were build by hand and roofed with copper. Unlike commercial bee hives, these were designed and constructed to allow the bees to create their combs in a natural, organic fashion. This makes the bees healthy and happier!
In order to help the bees survive during the upcoming autumn and winter seasons, feeders are used to supplement their food supply. Empty comb (on the left) is filled with a natural sugar solution (on the right) and placed back into the hive.
The bees love a work-free meal! Please stay tuned for more updates on our little winged friends at 10 Horse Art Center.