[HT-Simple*] Beehive Natural Area


Named for the central mountain which has a with its distinctive beehive shape, this site is on the Alberta/British Columbia border, approximately 45 km north of the Crowsnest Pass area. 120km North of the Canada/USA border.

Beehive Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Beehive Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information

This site contains diverse habitats including alluvial plains of the Oldman River, alpine tundra and cliffs. The vegetation includes extensive old-growth spruce-fir forests that are believed to be more than 1000 years old; there are also lodgepole pine forests, grasslands & moist herb meadows in the area (Alberta Parks web site, 2012).

Activities. A wide variety of activities are listed for the area including: Camping – backcountry camping and hiking, birding, X-country skiing, fishing, Hiking – backcountry, horseback riding and hunting.
The Great Divide Trail (an assortment of tracks, cut lines and roads) runs through Beehive NA at treeline and crosses the Oldman River at the northern boundary of the site natural area. The trail consists of an assortment of tracks, cut lines and roads.

BeeSKEP Mountain? Beehive mountain, located close to the center of the site, is a named descriptive term for its rounded shape [1]. However, iIf you asked most people to draw a picture of where bees live and honey comes from, they would most likely draw a nearly square box. Those more knowledgeable may add an interior view of rectangular frames that can be removed to extract the honey and wax. A beehive with a rounded shape The rounded shape for which the mountain is named is technically described as a skep. Still found on honey packaging and coats of arms, the skep has been largely replaced by the square boxes seen throughout the Alberta country side [2].

The rounded shape for which the mountain is named is technically a skep. Still found on honey packaging and coats of arms, the skep has been largely replaced by the square boxes seen throughout the Alberta country side [2].

Site Statistics

Site NameBeehive
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Alpine; Subalpine
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)584/92 latest: 416/98
PASite ID (Map Ref #)68
Site # (Parks Website)13990.8
Total Area5662.00 ha. (13990.80 ac.) 6764.14 ha. (16,714.56 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation ActivitiesCamping – backcountry, Birding, X-country skiing, Fishing, Hiking – backcountry, Horseback riding, Hunting
IUCNIB
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Beehive

References

The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is: Information & Facilities – Beehive Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-10-29).

  1. Peel Library. “Geographic Board of Canada, Place-Names of Alberta (1928).” Accessed January 23, 2022. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/5240.html.
  2. Beehive – Wikipedia.

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

[HT: I’m quite sure AWA is the steward for Beehive. And they would have descriptions in their literature. ….]

  1. FRANK: Publish page
  2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
  3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
  4. Best available image
  5. Review for accuracy including:
    1. Correct map and site statistics
    2. Area size is correct
    3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
    4. References are accessible and and notes match
  6. Review for formatting, e.g.: Centered captions, No empty blocks
  7. TEAM: Last walk through
    1. Any final discussion or notes
    2. Remove [name] from title
    3. Add to log book for silence procedure
    4. Delete these notes.

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