|All things Squash|
|Betton Hills Community Garden|
The visiting class also had the opportunity to watch a local beekeeper work the hives he keeps at Ragged Glory. The hives are maintained with no toxic chemicals, and the bees are allowed to pull comb in the frames with no foundation. There were no queen excluders included in the hives and the queen is allowed access to the entire hive. The beekeeper also uses only medium boxes, and there is no deep brood box on any of the hives. This provides more flexibility in using equipment and arranging hives, and there is no heavy deep box to lift. It was very interesting to observe this natural way of beekeeping and the hives were beautifully maintained and healthy.
|All Natural Bees|
|Greg demonstrated use of|
After a shared picnic lunch, Greg explained his crop rotation plan and took the class on a guided garden tour, answering many questions along the way. It was a fun and productive way to spend a beautiful day.
|Crop Rotation Plan - Important for discouraging harmful bugs and diseases|
and conserving and utilizing nutrients
|Lots of questions answered and|