Located by the Herb Garden, before you exit the Village, this exhibit highlights the historical story of beekeeping and how it relates to modern practices and concerns of keeping bees. In the warmer months, there is an active colony of bees at work for you to watch and learn more about them. Come to the Village and try to identify the queen, workers, and drones in the living hive.
The building itself is original to the David Wight farm land on which OSV was built. It was built as a corn barn in the early 1800s and was originally located approximately where the Visitor Center is now located. It has previously housed glass, tin, and herbs exhibits, as well as a basketmaking shop.