The North Carolina Zoo is located in Asheboro which is about an hour from me. The Honey Bee Garden opened last summer with help from the North Carolina State Beekeeper's Association of which I'm a member. The state beekeepers worked hand in hand with zoo officials to put this exhibit together, and get this, it includes a working hive on the grounds. I can't wait to see it sometime. This is a short feature on the garden but it says a lot.
By the way, North Carolina has a state insect...which is...ta-da...the honey bee! If you live in North Carolina, sometimes you would swear the state insect is the mosquito.