By Norah Davis
Special To The Times 

Pediatrician Ora Wells Also Cares For Bees – Brevard NC


Brevard pediatrician Ora Wells keeps a close watch over the hive he donated to the Rice Street Community Garden. (Photo by Nora Davis)

It was 8:15 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, and Ora Wells, a local pediatrician, was attending a meeting at the Transylvania Regional Hospital when he received a phone call from the Brevard post office: “Your bees are here, Dr. Wells. Could you come get ’em?”

At the post office was a package about twice the size of a shoebox, with screens on two sides. About 10,000 bees — 3 pounds worth — were inside, clearly visible. The bees had been in transit for two or three days. No wonder the post office employees were eager for Wells to pick up his package.

Back in the 1980s, Wells had take...

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