The West Seattle Bee Garden is officially launched! As you’ll see in our video, Seattle Police motorcycle officers, the Sounders’ Sound Wave musicians, City Council President Sally Clark were part of the parade bringing the bees to the garden from West Seattle Elementary at midday today – along with lots of kids, from Roxhill Elementary as well as WSES:
(Photos by WSB’s Katie Meyer)
It was all part of a festival celebrating the start of the garden at High Point Commons Park, with a demonstration-beehive enclosure, a pollination garden, and more.
As with all of today’s big events, we have more photos of this one to add here later when this busy day calms down – check back!
ADDED 8:38 PM: As promised, more photos – starting with this one:
Viewing ensued after the beehives arrived in the back of the pickup truck seen at the end of our parade video, above. And then – on to their new home!
If you missed it in earlier stories, here’s the wide view of aforementioned new home:
Its exterior is full of information as well as places to view the bees:
And today proved there was no shortage of curiosity:
In addition to volunteer power, student effort has gone into the Bee Garden, too – including its mosaic welcome:
Still adding more!
ADDED MONDAY NIGHT: More views with the hives!
Yet more bee-honoring costumes:
Here’s Lauren with Krista Connor, West Seattle beekeeper:
More major bee fans: