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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rabun County Community Garden Hive

Young Harris College is about 40 minutes from Clayton where the Rabun County community garden is. So after finishing the Master Beekeeper written exam, I calmed my nerves by driving over the mountain to Clayton to check on the hive at the garden. My friends Julia and her son Noah met me there to look at the hive.

They were driving up from Atlanta so while I was waiting for them, I walked the trail around the lake at Black Rock Mountain state park. At this time of year I always see pink lady's slipper in bloom there and I didn't want to miss it. Right where it always is, I found it again and took its picture. Here it is in 2006, in 2007,



Noah tried to find the queen (he's a great queen spotter), but we never saw her.  This inspection was at 6 PM so the light wasn't the greatest.


The bees were all dusted with this yellow pollen and even the comb was yellow as the pollen.



They are building pretty comb.   I love how yellow it is.



 I had brought an extra box but they haven't come close to using the second box, so I left things as they are and came home.  I'll be up there next on Memorial Day weekend and we'll see how they are doing then.


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  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Linda -- Clayton is having a Festival in the field with the hive on Oct. 2nd. Please give me a call or email about this.
    Jana Hill
    706-782-0374
    jchill1983@aol.com

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