Derek Downey displays a hive formed on one of the bars of a top bar beehive. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Derek Downey takes notices to a number of bees flying in a pattern outside the entrance to a top bar beehive. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Bee charmer Derek Downey holds a form of melted honeycomb wax dripping with honey collected in a wooden solar wax melter. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Bees fly near a hive that has expanded out of a wooden birdhouse. Derek Downey retrieved the hive from a private property and installed it at the sanctuary with the intention of moving the it to a proper hive box. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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