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Learn some bee biology at Rock Eagle 4-H Center event

Did you know a hive of honeybees has to visit two million flowers to make one pound of honey?

Learn more facts about honeybees at the next Saturday at the Rock event set for July 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

Rock Eagle program specialist Jake Martin will teach participants about bee biology and pollination using live examples from Rock Eagle’s hives. Participants will also be able to sample honey made onsite by Rock Eagle’s bees.

Attendees are asked to wear light-colored clothing, long sleeves, long pants and closed toe shoes. Veils will be provided.

This session of Saturday at the Rock is appropriate for all ages and costs $5 per person. Advanced registration is required by calling Matt Hammons at (706) 484-2862 or by emailing him at mhammons@uga.edu.

Programs are held the third Saturday of each month, excluding December. A complete list of Saturday at the Rock sessions may be found online at www.rockeagle4h.org/ee/community/SaturdayattheRock.html.

Frame from bee hive
Frame from bee hive

Staff members from Rock Eagle 4-H Center are shown checking a frame from a bee hive at the center in Eatonton, Ga.

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