Hahira Merchants are “bee-sy” preparing for their First Annual Honey Bee Scavenger Hunt this week.

Ever since the early 1920’s Hahira has been known as the Honey Bee Queen capital of the world, with the opening of Puett Company, that raised and shipped honey bee queens all over North America.

Thanks to long time residents, Mamie Sorrel and Adeline Landrum, the honey bee queen has become a celebrity in Hahira.  These two ladies started the Honey Bee Festival in the early 80’s and this year will be the 37th Annual Honey Bee Festival.

The festival is a week-long event, and kicks off Monday, October 1st. There will be a variety of events taking place all week, culminating on Friday and Saturday for the actual festival.

There will be arts and crafts, food, music a parade and lot’s of folks strolling the streets of Hahira.

“We thought it would be fun to get the community more involved with the businesses by doing a scavenger hunt throughout the week, said Morgan Davis, organizer of the event.

So, how does a city-wide scavenger hunt work?  By solving riddles of course. Printed below are 12 riddles that must be solved to find the GRAND PRIZE.

The following merchants are participating in this First Annual Event, and all are contributing some great items to the GRAND PRIZE; Tin Bucket, Monkey Britches, Vertice Boutique, Bombshells Boutique, Trendy Chic, Commercial Banking Company, Citizens Community Bank, Hahira Automotive, A+B Etc., The Looking Glass, Man Cave, and State Farm.

Here’s how to play:

1. Solve ALL riddles to be entered into the Grand Prize giveaway.
2. Once you think you have solved the riddle, go to that business and take a picture with the item it is leading you to.
3. Once you have finished, go to Vertice Boutique to show that you have completed the hunt! (Leave your contact information)
4. You will then be entered in the giveaway.

The Scavenger hunt starts Monday at 11:00 am and ends Friday at 5:00 pm. There will be a Facebook Live drawing for the giveaway at 6:00 pm on Friday October 5 and the winner will be notified.

Copies of the riddles will be available online or at Vertice Boutique. Happy hunting honey bees!

Honey Bee Scavenger Hunt


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