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The bees start at the middle of the box that is now home for the season and work their way to the edges, getting the cells ready for laying eggs and producing honey. This comb pulled from the center of the box is more populated than the one pulled from the edge shown in the top picture.

The bees' knees

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When a person goes into the store or to the farmers market and picks up a jar of honey, they may not realize the work and passion that goes into that jar.


Yes, the honey producers work hard to put that honey on the shelves, but there are the tiny producers that work even harder -- the honeybees.

"My great grandma brought it from Belgium, the art of beekeeping," Winnie Gillespie said of the trade she learned long ago and has been doing for years.

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