Our backyard is a hive of activity – really!!

Honey bee on lavender (credit Steve Johnson)

Honey bee on lavender

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas‘ largest tree has a colony of honey bees – and they are happy and healthy and working hard. We want to keep them happy!

We also want to make sure that people are happy and safe, too.  Please don’t let children climb into the honey bee tree. Keep those pesky tree-climbing grown-ups out of the tree, too, for that matter!

As long as people stay away from the honey bees’ landing zone into their entrance, people most likely won’t even notice that there are bees in the backyard.

In the photos, you can see the tree and an arrow marking the crotch in the tree where the bees enter and exit. There’s a close up photo, and at 5:30 in the evening, there were lots of workers flying in and out.

Bees in the trees

Bees in the trees

More bees in the trees

More bees in the trees


We will have a small fence around the tree by Pagan Pride Day on October 15, 2016 to ensure that everyone knows about the honey bee tree along with warning signs if you happen to be allergic. Please bring whatever medication you may need and we’ll be sure to have some on hand, just in case.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas is looking forward to hosting lots of events in our backyard. With bees and everybody; busy and safe and happy.

~Jane Feldman, Agave Spirit Grove, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas

*Honey bee on lavender flower by Steve Johnson https://www.flickr.com/photos/artbystevejohnson/4710041037 Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)