Bee Hive

Photos by Joanna Dhanraj

Situated on the East Coast Demerara, Bee Hive is hemmed by the Atlantic Ocean, a coconut plantation and Clonbrook and Greenfield; it is 30 kilometres away from the capital and home to more than 1,500 residents.

Bee Hive is divided into three sections: the seawall to the public road, the Railway Embankment to the Mahaica Canal and the Mahaica Canal to the coconut plantation.

It so happened that as soon as I disembarked the minibus and crossed into Bee Hive, the first resident I met was retired high court judge Nandram Kissoon, who was sitting in front of his open front door enjoying the sea breeze. He did not say who he was then, but began to recount some of Bee Hive’s history.

He said that in 1892 14-year-old Siri Kissoon departed his home in India and boarded the Jura for…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.

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