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Bee Walk with Chris Layman

  • Thorne Preserve John Jay Road Woodstock, NY 12498 (map)

Discover the wonders of pollinators and the vital role they play in our environment with beekeeper Chris Layman at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve, Saturday, August 26.

The “Bee Walk” is free and will start at 10 AM. Please keep the weather in mind when dressing and ward yourself against bugs and ticks.

Chris and Lisa Layman - Fox Farm Apiary

Chris is an independent researcher devoted to understanding and supporting the life of the hive. With his partner, Lisa, he rescues and and relocates "inconveniently" placed wild hives to one of their multiple apiaries.

In partnership with the Catskill Center, Chris Layman maintains an apiary at the base of Overlook Mountain (in Woodstock, NY) at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve.

The 60 acres of the Preserve’s native meadow and riparian zone are protected habitat for pollinators and provide lush sanctuary for honeybees.

Chris is also a stonemason artisan who specializes in legacy landscaping. He creates and maintains micro-apiaries for clients and builds beehive pedestals and protective walls with integrated solar electric fencing — a necessity here in Black Bear country.

All equipment, fencing and labor at the Thorn Preserve Apiary was donated by Fox Farm Apiary — Chris’ gift to the bees and to the community.

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