Wildwoods Community Farm

Beekeeper Justin Maness holds a “queen cage” at Wildwoods Farm in Chapel Hill, NC on July 3, 2020. The cage is plugged with sugary fondant which the hive can ingest while they acclimate to the new queen. Once they have eaten through the plug and freed the queen, she is more likely to be accepted by the hive.
Justin Maness displays a bee-covered screen from one of his hives at Wildwoods Farm in Chapel Hill, NC on July 3, 2020. Maness is passionate about the Host a Hive program that places hives with potential pollenator advocates who may not have the time or experience to keep them viable without knowledegable help and advice.
Cheri Lynne strokes a young chicken at Wildwoods Farm in Chapel Hill, NC on July 3, 2020. According to Lynne, Wildwoods Farm has two complementary missions: to educate the public and to help grow the next generation of farmers.
Kira Lynne helps a row of chicks take a selfie at Wildwoods Farm in Chapel Hill, NC on July 3, 2020. The chickens are the result of a virtual volunteer project – families hatched the chicks at home and then donated them to provide eggs for use by the residents of the Farm.
An AmeriCorps intern digs up sod for replanting at Wildwoods Farm in Chapel Hill, NC on July 3, 2020. AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs whose members commit to serve in a variety of ways for periods of three months to a year.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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