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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a!
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Beekeeper Scarecrow in the AB Garden

Every year the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Club has an entry into the annual Scarecrows in the Garden contest at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This year Julia has volunteered to make the scarecrow. She and Karen, another beekeeper, worked hard to put together this scarecrow.

Karen is a structural engineer, so you can imagine that this scarecrow has a backbone!  The plan is to have bees coming out of the hive entry on wire, so Karen has also constructed a board with holes drilled for the wire to back the entry for the wires to be stabilized.

The scarecrow is due on Thursday and I'll add pictures as it gets closer to completion. The eyes are orange crush bottle caps (a subtle reference to our crush and strain method of honey harvest!)

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