The day of the bee Olympics held annually at Clovermead Apiary had finally come.
(How's that for girl power? Melanie wins the bee beard competition!!!)
Originally scheduled for July, the weather was so wet with rain this year that it was rescheduled to the end of August.
Even then the forecast threatened rain but it seemed the good wishes and prayers of everyone were answered and the sun came out and stayed the whole time.
The last competition of the day was the bee beard. The bee beard wearers and their "groomers" were enclosed inside screened in areas along with a hive of bees.