BEE CASTLE

 

The Bee Castle was built by Mr. Morrison as an original out building on the farm and was moved to its current location.  It is very unique – has two rows of slots about one inch wide and six inches long running along the sides of the building.  A board extends outward forming a runway for the bees.  On the inside of the building there were bee hives for each of the entrances; the bees would enter from the outside through the slots, deposit the honey and thereby fill the hives.  The hives would be protected from the weather and the bee keeper could walk down the center, extract the honey and repair hive bodies from the center inside the building.