Hard at work throughout Garrett County, in their quest to gather pollen for honey production, are millions of honeybees, as they are now foraging such later blooming plants as goldenrod and other yellow wildflowers such as this one, from which the honey is likewise a light yellow. Just to get one load of pollen to take back to the hive, this bee will have to visit an estimated 1,500 flowers, and she and her workmates (all worker bees are female) will have to tap approximately 2,000,000 flowers to produce just one pound of honey. Honeybees are also responsible for pollinating approximately one-third of the nation's food supply. This photo was taken by Derek DiMedio, a beekeeper (and professional photographer) who resides in Friendsville. To see today's entire issue, click on "Your Virtual Newspaper" above.