Saturday, December 15, 2018

Bee Science Farm basic habitat plantings

Above is a link to an article that also recommends pretty much what Bee Science Farm in Hadley will create as a habitat for bee study.  And here is an aerial view of the farm looking at Bay Rd. in Hadley across from the Hampton Inn. The triangle of land at the top is partly within the property boundary, and the strip to its right is at least 20' above the level of the field. Next year plantings in the field will include clover and native-only wildflowers, and up the middle will be a path to the research platform which initially will just be a portable base that can be moved to different spots. Since there is no electricity, all the equipment will have to be solar-powered, and data from instruments will have to be relayed over either a cellular link, or perhaps via a wifi link to a LAN connection somewhere across the street.

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