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A Sweet Job!

December 14, 2015
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A couple of weeks ago I put out a request for some local MGs to help bottle up 1000 small bottles of honey to be used as give-aways at the Arkansas Flower & Garden Show in Februaryhoney dec (3)

honey-bottles-mg-volunteers-12_23122156464_o. The response was instantaneous and I had 15 volunteers signed up in a matter of hours. Our bee specialist thought it would take 2 days, but I said a few hours and we were both wrong. It took less than one hour to get 1000 bottles filled, sealed and cleaned. Jon went for more bottles and we got the labels coming in batches, and within 2 1/2 hours we had 1200 bottles filled, labeled and packaged. We ate lunch and they helped clean up and we had the place back to normal in 3 hours flat! Truly impressive.

We had a well-oiled machine.honey dec (11)

honey-bottles-mg-volunteers-02_23641829262_o We went from the large vat to squeeze bottles. honey dec (13)

honey-bottles-mg-volunteers-03-copy_23454628120_oThe squeeze bottles then got poured into the small bottles,honey-bottles-mg-volunteers-09_23454615480_o others sealed them,honey dec (8)

honey dec (9) others cleaned them and then stacked them. Then they were labeled and boxed. honey-bottles-mg-volunteers-14_23454605960_o

honey-bottles-mg-volunteers-18_23724174486_ohoney dec (15)

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This “Can do” attitude and excellent work ethic is what puts the Arkansas Master Gardener program on the map! What a great group of volunteers! Thanks to all, we will have excellent honey to share with show participants. The honey was from demonstration hives in Lonoke.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen Sherman permalink
    December 14, 2015 6:15 pm

    Bee u ti ful.

    • uamg permalink
      December 14, 2015 6:17 pm

      You are a hoot Karen!!

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