The Worker Bees And The Head Worker Bee From The Butterfly Garden HIVE At Villagewalk Bonita Springs.
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"Our garden club has 10 butterfly gardens that together cover an area over 1/4 mile long. The club is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization that is working to help the Monarchs and other pollinators stay off the endangered list. The WORKER BEES meet in one of the ten gardens every Friday morning at 7:30 AM to keep the "Hive" spirit alive by helping each other. Plus, we all spend another one or two mornings a week working in "our own" gardens. There are 27 amazing gardeners who are loyal to each other and to the cause even though the summer heat and humidity in Southwest Florida is oppressive. We raise approximately $12,000 each year for garden supplies by selling plants and Key Lime Pies. Last year we sold 467 pies that were made in the Head Worker Bee's kitchen. We receive no funding from anyone. Most of us are in our late 60's and early 70's but you would never know it when you see the Hive working like "spring chickens". We all love our long sleeve V-neck spf50 shirts made for us by Custom Ink. We are proud to wear the shirts that were donated to us by a generous resident of our community, Mack Worl. By the end of the morning the shirts are soaked with sweat and covered in dirt and/or mud. They are so dirty that most of us strip in the garage or laundry room instead of going into our homes. It is amazing how beautifully the shirts wash... they are perfect out of the dryer with never a wrinkle or stain! Since the photo was taken The Hive has new members that need shirts. Our next order will be in the fall when our snow-birds return." - Linda Blaise (Sep 14, 2018)