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August 15, 2012
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
August 15, 2012 - 1:00pm
July 25, 2012
Bees, like humans, sit on the front porch of their homes on warm evenings to cool off. It's called bearding. (Brett Kent / For the Enterprise)
The Beehive: Bees know how to adapt to all types of weather conditions
July 25, 2012 - 1:00pm
July 3, 2012
Brett Kent
Rain sends bees indoors, not out mining flowers for nectar
July 3, 2012 - 1:00pm
June 13, 2012
Brett Kent
Beehive: Hoping a fleeing new queen finds her way home
June 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
Zach Johnston, left, and his father, Andrew, search for the queen bee as they prepare to split their hive. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Interest in bees is making a resurgence in the area
June 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
May 23, 2012
Brett Kent
The bees knees: Overnight delivery of queens makes a happy beekeeper
May 23, 2012 - 1:00pm
April 25, 2012
Brett Kent
The Beehive: Temperature fluctuations present challenge for bees
April 25, 2012 - 1:00pm
March 28, 2012
Brett Kent
Warm spring encourages an early start to bee season
March 28, 2012 - 1:00pm
March 14, 2012
Brett Kent
Beehive: Trial and error: Bees in the garage didn't work out
March 14, 2012 - 8:22am
October 5, 2011
The cut honeycomb containers are stacked and ready for sale. (Brett Kent / For the Enterprise)
The Beehive: The honey harvest is in; color varieties are up to the bees
October 5, 2011 - 1:00pm
September 14, 2011
Brett Kent uses a hot knife to uncap a frame of honey. Below Brett works with 20 uncapped frames in the extractor. (Submitted photo)
The Beehive: Beekeeping has sweat equity and sweat
September 14, 2011 - 1:00pm
July 20, 2011
The swarm (Brett Kent / For the Enterprise)
Beehive: The honey's coming in; rescuing, acclimating a swarm
July 20, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 18, 2011
Brett Kent searches the hive for the queen, considerably larger than her peers. He seeks advice from a beekeeper mentor and the Internet "chat lines." Last summer learned of a bee vacuum, used to retrieve a swarm 30 feet up in a tree. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
Bees abuzz with spring honey production in Park Rapids
May 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
The 'Art of Beekeeping' comes to county in 2011
December 18, 2010 - 1:00pm
February 3, 2010
Lyle Robinson, left, and John Lindahl, try on beekeeping gear. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)
Weekend beekeeping seminar creates big buzz in Laporte
February 3, 2010 - 1:00pm