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The Beehive at Fair HillThe Beehive at Fair Hill
Apple Butter Time: The Beehive at Fair Hill painting by Geraldine McKeown

These handsome pre-Revolutionary icons stand on a hillside near the banks of the Little Elk Creek in scenic Fair Hill, Maryland. They are referred to locally as “The Beehive” and received this distinction because in Colonial times the area was a beehive of activity. The structure on the left was a private residence and the one to the right was known as the Wallace Tavern. Another stone ruin on the site served as a cooper shop for making barrels.

Every October the Beehive serves as the location for a festival where large copper kettles filled with apples, cider and spices are stirred over an open fire for an entire day to make this sweet preserve called apple butter.

Apple Butter Time has been lithographed from an original watercolor by Geraldine McKeown. It is hand signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition of 500 prints and 25 remarques using archival paper and light -fast inks.

$85 & $45
Image size: 
13½” x 25" & 7" x 11"
Edition Size 500 S/N
Lithographic Print

More Prints of Cecil County Landmarks

  • Apple Butter Time: The Beehive at Fair Hill painting by Geraldine McKeown
  • Canal Town - print of Chesapeake City Bridge by Geraldine McKeown
  • Winter at Rock Church - painting of Maryland countryside by Geraldine McKeown
  • Keeper of the Light - Turkey Point Light Station ca 1915 by Geraldine McKeown
  • Winter on the Big Elk Creek -painting of covered bridge in snow by Gerry McKeown
  • Quaker Heritage Brick Meeting House painting by Geraldine McKeown
  • Turkey Point Lighthouse on Chesapeake Bay painting by Geraldine McKeown
  • Spring on the North East River fishing boat and ducks painting by Gerry McKeown
  • Ship Watch Inn - a lithographic reprint by Geraldine McKeown
  • Vintage Victorian - a lithographic print by Geraldine McKeown
  • Beloved - a lithographic reprint by Geraldine McKeown
  • Historic Cecil County Map - watercolor reprint by Geraldine McKeown
  • Elkton, At the Head of the Bay : historical map of Elkton, MD by Gerry McKeown