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Bee Walk with Chris Layman


  • Thorn Preserve 55 John Joy Road Woodstock, NY, 12498 United States (map)

Chris Layman maintains an apiary in partnership with the Catskill Center at Thorn Preserve at the base of Overlook Mountain in Woodstock. These 60 acres of native meadow and riparian zone are protected habitat for pollinators and provide lush sanctuary to our honeybee rescues. All equipment, fencing and labor was donated by Fox Farm Apiary, our gift to the bees and to the community.

Chris is an independent researcher devoted to deeply understanding and supporting the life of the hive. As a Stonescape Artisan specializing in Legacy Landscaping, Chris has experience working with private clients in the Hudson Valley for the past 16 years to improve landscapes and gardens. This skill serves him well as he creates and maintains micro-apiaries for clients, building the beehive pedestals and protective walls that integrate the solar electric fencing so necessary here in Black Bear country.