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Photos: 2017 National Honey Bee Day at Glen Leven Farm

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Photos: 2017 National Honey Bee Day at Glen Leven Farm

Photo Credit: Mary Craven Photography

The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm was buzzing with excitement on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, during our second National Honey Bee Day celebration.

Throughout the morning, a group of outstanding volunteers from the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association (NABA) led guests through multiple educational elements to highlight the role of honey bees in our ecosystems.

Inside the parlors of the 1857 Glen Leven Farm home, guests spent time viewing educational hives, speaking with area beekeepers, and learning about local honey.

Outside, another group of NABA volunteers provided guided, up-close-and-personal tours of the Glen Leven Farm Honey Bee Sanctuary, which has been tirelessly managed by Land Trust Volunteer Beekeeper Matt Slocum for the past five years.

In our educational garden, members of The Land Trust team helped children plant native wildflowers to take home to plant in their own gardens, and throughout the property guests learned about the history of Glen Leven Farm and The Land Trust’s statewide conservation work.

Our partners at The Hermitage Hotel also led guests through the two-acre section of the property where they partner with The Land Trust to grow seasonal fruits and vegetables, which they then serve at The Capitol Grille.

Our sincere appreciation to the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association for sharing your expertise during the day, and to Matt Slocum, who has dedicated countless hours of time to managing the Glen Leven Farm Honey Bee Sanctuary. This event would not “bee” possible without you.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to view more photos from the event. Stay tuned for more information about our next event at Glen Leven Farm, which is not regularly open to the public.