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Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Visit to the Queenery and Jennifer Berry's Apiary

This morning Julia, her son Noah and I left Atlanta at 6:30 AM to drive to the Queenery near Athens, GA, to pick up Julia's nuc for the Blue Heron's last hive.  We had a great time and learned a lot.  One thing we learned that is not evident in the slideshow:

Jennifer's hive tool was immaculate and shiny (unlike either of ours).  She cleans it between hives which lowers the chance of transmitting disease or other issues between hives.  We vowed to take Clorox wipes in our equipment carriers to be able to clean our tools between hives.

Here's the slideshow of what we saw and how we got the last nuc for Blue Heron.  Remember that if you click on it, you'll have an opportunity to read the captions and watch the show full-screen.

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