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Capturing a swarm ready to make a break for it requires expertise and timing. Lemon grass oil helps lure the bees into a new hive. (Brenda Kent / For the Enterprise)

The Beehive: Bee swarms bring challenges, rewards

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Welcome back to the Beehive. A lot has happened since I last wrote. I will start out by talking about the current state of the honey crop this year.

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I have been talking with several beekeepers from different areas, and I have come away thinking things are pretty good around here, compared to other parts of Minnesota and North Dakota.

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