11 Jul For Immediate Release – Beehive Host
LOCAL BEEKEEPER CREATES A BEEHIVE HOST
Franktown, CO, JULY 10, 2023 – Members of The Sprucery’s team, in partnership with the South East Beekeeping Club and local beekeeper John Jones, have established two new beehives split from original hives located near Castle Wood Canyon in Franktown, CO. This effort is allowing The Sprucery to become a beehive host and expanding the pollinator s’ reach along Cherry Creek.
Why was this done? Firstly, as one of the largest garden centers in Colorado and our acknowledgment of the importance of pollinators in the environment, we want to be an example of what is possible. Therefore, fostering a strong pollinator population as a beehive host within the Denver area is important for several reasons. Pollinators are essential to maintaining healthy ecosystems. Chiefly, they pollinate one third of the world’s crops, stabilize soils, and support clean air and other wildlife.
Moreover, our philosophy at The Sprucery Garden Center is Learn, Grow, and Admire. We want to utilize this effort to teach our staff and the community about pollinators. Having a thriving bee colony will support the pollination and growth of our plant material. This will allow our customers to enjoy and admire their products in their home due to the start they get in our bee supported nursery.
The Sprucery has over 20 acres with trees, water, and flower sources; which creates the prefect habitat to feed, protect, and expand this new bee colony. This season, we have created several types of pollinator flower beds and gardens for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other insects. In addition, some wildflower seeds have even been spread freely in parts of the nursery. Bringing bees to The Garden Center will be beneficial to not only our growing process, but the entire ecosystem we have created here at The Sprucery. What do we expect to happen? We expect to:
- Establish a strong bee colony.
- Grow the size and number of hives.
- Expand hives to the next location within the Cherry Creek region.
- Pollinate within the nursery.
From the Beekeeper John Jones – “My main objective was, we need more bees to be spread out and cover a larger area, this way they aren’t so concentrated. Especially out in the rural areas like this, the bees need to cross breed with other colonies to stay healthy. And then of course the pollination at the Garden Center is amazing. I’d love to spread more colonies between the 4-5 miles from The Sprucery to my house.”
From our Marketing and Event Planner Emily Briggs – “Beekeeping has been in my family for generations. Therefore, working for a company that cares for and supports all parts of an ecosystem, including our pollinators, is exciting and encouraging. I’m excited to learn more and grow along with the hives!”
As a result, the garden center is so much more than a full-service nursery. It is a destination. Now it is a beehive host. We have 20 acres for you to explore, a one of a kind 200-foot waterfall, immersive landscape displays, and a selection of plant material you won’t find elsewhere. We’re located in the Franktown area and have helped gardeners create their dream landscapes for more than 15 years. Why? Because we love plants and trees as much as you do. Therefore, come visit the best tree nursery and garden center in the Parker, Franktown, Elizabeth, and Castle Rock Colorado area. You will be able to learn, grow, and admire your garden space. To follow our journey join us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thesprucerygardencenter.
SOUTH EAST BEEKEEPING CLUB
Therefore, the Southeast Beekeeping Club exists to promote beekeeping education, resources, and fellowship for beekeepers. The group gathers month Parker, Colorado to share our experiences and support each other as beekeepers. Their on-going goals are:
- To champion the wellbeing of honey bees.
- Assist beekeepers petition local municipalities, counties, and cities to pass reasonable legislation regarding apiculture.
- Support new beekeepers and community interest through outreach at our monthly meetings and other public events.
- Define and demonstrate BMPs (Best Management Practices) for the Colorado prairie.
To learn more, readers can visit the South East Beekeeping Club’s website www.southeastbeekeepingclub.com