During the height of the Zika scare last summer, officials of Dorchester County in South Carolina used aerial spraying to combat the Zika virus-carrying mosquito. The unintended consequence of deploying the insecticide Naled during daylight hours resulted in the death of millions of bees and literally wiped out entire apiaries.
Our apiary tours start up again in May and run through September. During a visit to our mountain top apiary, you can learn about the life cycle of a bee, see inside an active hive, participate in a honey tasting and pour your own bottle of honey. Read on for more details of all the activities during one of our summer tours.Continue reading