We want to first thank everyone who made suggestions, connections and offers of land. Also thanks to everyone who made a donation or came out to a fundraising event and who spread the word about our need for a new home.
This experience was scary and exciting all at once and we are very grateful to know there is such good will toward us from all over Chicago.
Now that we are all settled in, we have a chance to let everyone know about the 3 new apiaries we have moved to after losing our longtime home in North Lawndale.
In late March we moved about 24 surviving hives to Testa Produce in Back of the Yards. Many thanks to Peter Testa for the generous offer of space on the East side of their property. The bees are doing great there with access to the river and some great neighborhood trees. There is also quite a bit of white sweet clover growing on the land.
Landscaper Christy Webber also offered us space on the roof of Rancho Verde, her North side location. We installed 12 new hives there in mid April. Those of you who are beekeepers may be happy to know that her retail store now carries beekeeping supplies.
Finally, thanks to Mark Henning and the Island neighborhood we have 21 new hives on abandoned tracks just South of I-290 and Columbus Park.
Again, we are so thankful for the support and kindness shown toward us during this time and we look forward to new experiences and new friends.