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June 18, 2015
Bee colony
Looking at one of my best honey seasons ever - oh boy!
June 18, 2015 - 10:32am
June 11, 2014
Replacing the beehives
June 11, 2014 - 9:48am
April 16, 2014
Beehive: Keeper suffers devastating losses over harsh winter
April 16, 2014 - 10:47am
January 29, 2014
The Beehive: Winter in Minnesota
January 29, 2014 - 3:26pm
October 9, 2013
The Beehive: Wintering the bees...hmmm
October 9, 2013 - 1:02pm
August 7, 2013
An after-swarm that took up housekeeping in a chickadee house is removed. (Brett Kent / For the Enterprise)
Beehive: Rescuing and relocating an after-swarm
August 7, 2013 - 1:04pm
July 10, 2013
These hives were damaged by bears. (Brett Kent / For the Enterprise)
Rescuing a hive attacked by bears - it’s Brenda’s job!
July 10, 2013 - 11:46am
June 26, 2013
Bees, combs and honey galore. (Brett Kent / For the Enterprise)
The Beehive: Moving renegade bee colony and queen is no picnic
June 26, 2013 - 12:52pm
May 29, 2013
Beekeeper Steve Ellis stands in a bee yard where about 1,300 hives wait to be placed in fields for summer honey production. Thousands of bees recently died, and Ellis blames neonicotinoid pesticides. Ellis expects his hives to be much less productive this year.
As bees perish, researchers search for causes and solutions
May 29, 2013 - 8:12am
May 22, 2013
Brett Kent and his son, Ryan, left, rescued some honeybees that were found in a tree. (Submitted photo)
New bees looking good after arrival from Clearbrook
May 22, 2013 - 10:47am
May 1, 2013
Holding a tray of bees
The business of grafting queen bees, and the rewards
May 1, 2013 - 12:22pm
April 10, 2013
Local beekeeper Brett Kent visited friends that winter their bees in Texas for a better survival rate. He ended up with a few stings while working with bees. (Submitted photo)
Texas trip leaves a few stings along with some laughs
April 10, 2013 - 11:25am
March 27, 2013
The Beehive: Texas trip is a beekeeper’s dream; commercial honey haven
March 27, 2013 - 12:07pm
February 13, 2013
Brett Kent
Bees earning their room and board
February 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
September 12, 2012
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: The honey harvest is under way; bees become protective
September 12, 2012 - 1:00pm