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Friday, January 18, 2013

It's Almost Bee Season

How do I know?  Well, the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers' Short Course is tomorrow.  Today I went over the the Atlanta Botanical Garden where it is held to put the lip balms I had made into the goody bags.  Gina's team was hard at work stuffing the goody bags.  My granddaughter, Lark, pushed her cousin, Max, who is one in his stroller back and forth in the room so I could put the lip balms in the bags!

Below Philip, Patty, Melissa, and Gina are putting together 112 goody bags.


Edie was also helping. 

And below is our fearless leader and fantastic chairperson of this course, Gina Gallucci.
























When I returned home, waiting in my email box was this gorgeous movie that Steve Esau had made under Atlanta's blue sky of the bees feeding in the red maple again today.

video

So, you can see why I think bee season is just around the corner.  I just hope we don't have a two week spring like last year!

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