Newalla bee farm could be destroyed before Turnpike town hall

A bee farm in Newalla is at risk of being destroyed before Turnpike town hall. Turnpike Town Hall is scheduled for Thursday and community members are excited. A Newalla family could see their bee farm destroyed if the tollway is developed.>> Related: Oklahoma leaders unveil long-term plan for state’s tollway system One. Two. The farm is 50 acres and the owner said they could lose a lot of it. said Garry Atkinson, Atkinson Farm. Atkinson had made the land of Newalla their little sanctuary. bee farm, where the bees are buzzing.>> Related Coverage: Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Announces $5 Billion Long-Range Plan “There and there are about 17 there,” Atkinson said. a source of life for the bees. “I don’t know exactly what we are going to do, but the problem is the traffic, the vibrations and we also need pollinators, they are very important for everyone’s crops”, said Atkinson. .Not only would the bees be moved, but so would the wildlife.>> See also: Oklahoma Turnpike Authority moves to cashless toll on Kilpatrick Turnpike “You’ll see all kinds of wildlife here and that just moves the wildlife. When are we going to stop and for what? We don’t have enough roads?” Atkinsons said. The Atkinsons sell the honey and use it as part of their income. They had planned to build a house on their land but now they are not sure. City Hall is Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Cross Pointe Church on Southeast 24th Avenue in Norman.

A bee farm in Newalla is at risk of being destroyed outside Turnpike Town Hall.

The Turnpike Townhall is set for Thursday and community members are excited. A family in Newalla could see their bee farm destroyed if the toll road is developed.

>> Related: Oklahoma leaders unveil long-term plan for state’s turnpike system

There are possibly hundreds of homes and families that could be affected by this toll highway and the bee farm is one of them. The farm is 50 acres and the owner said he could lose a lot of it.

“It’s a perfect place for the bee trade. I mean, it couldn’t be better. We have a water source, a good food source,” said Garry Atkinson, Atkinson Farm.

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Atkinson had made the land of Newalla their little sanctuary.

“I fell in love with this place,” Atkinson said.

So far they have created new trails and created a small bee farm, where the bees are buzzing.

>> Associated coverage: Oklahoma Turnpike Authority announces $5 billion long-term plan

“There and there are about 17 there,” Atkinson said.

Atkinson said about 10 acres of that foliage could be destroyed by the new tollway. Soil is a source of life for bees.

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“I don’t know exactly what we’re going to do, but the problem is traffic, vibration and we also need pollinators, they’re very important to everyone’s crops,” Atkinson said.

Not only would bees be displaced, but so would wildlife.

>> See also: Oklahoma Turnpike Authority moves to cashless tolling on Kilpatrick Turnpike

“You’ll see all kinds of wildlife here and it just displaces the wildlife. When are we going to stop and for what? Don’t we have enough roads?” said Atkinson.

The Atkinsons sell the honey and use it as part of their income. They had planned to build a house on their land but now they are not sure.

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City Hall is Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Cross Pointe Church on the Southeast 24and Avenue in Norman.

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