|The San Gabriel Mission has a bee problem and placed a call to the Backwards Beekeepers Bee Rescue Hot Line. I went out yesterday to check it out.|
|This side of the Mission has the cemetery for many of the clergy who served here from the beginning.|
|Access is limited to a ladder and climbing 12 feet up to the chamber that used to service the belfry, fallen long ago after many earthquakes. That is Chuck from the Mission on the ladder, not me.|
|The bees are one side of the space now.|
|It looks like there was a bee hive on the other side of the space at one time|
EDIT: Since i live a long way from the Mission, they will be looking for a volunteer to be the Official (maybe sanctified) Beekeeper of Mission San Gabriel Archangel if the hive is established there. Someone living in the area will do and it can be new beek. Just think of the blessings you will get and you can keep the Holy Honey too.
Bear in mind that access will be 12 feet up a ladder and the actual working space is limited,
The target date for now is the first Saturday of August.