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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
April 16, 2014
Beehive: Keeper suffers devastating losses over harsh winter
April 16, 2014 - 10:47am
October 9, 2013
The Beehive: Wintering the bees...hmmm
October 9, 2013 - 1:02pm
May 1, 2013
Tree care calendar
Berm trees: City plants them, residents care for them
May 1, 2013 - 12:16pm
February 13, 2013
Brett Kent
Bees earning their room and board
February 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
October 17, 2012
Back, from left, Hannah Arvik (Training) placed 2nd in Training and first in English Showmanship; Abby Jokela (Pleasure); Savanna Day (Games); Amanda Bachleitner (Games) placed third in Jumping Figure 8; Molly Stack (Pleasure) placed fourth in Huntseat Pleasure and sixth in Western Horsemanship. Front row, from left, Courtney Pilkey (Games) placed second in Key Hole and second in Jumping Figure 8; Amber Booge (Pleasure) placed fifth in Huntseat Pleasure, eighth in Huntseat Equitation, fifth in Western Sh...
Seven Hubbard County 4-H kids participate in State Fair
October 17, 2012 - 1:00pm
Beekeeper Brett Kent moves a swarm of bees. (Submitted photo)
Beehive: Trying a new winter experiment for the hives
October 17, 2012 - 1:00pm
October 3, 2012
Signup begins for U of M Master Gardener classes to be offered in 2013
October 3, 2012 - 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
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
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
Brett Kent
Beehive: Hoping a fleeing new queen finds her way home
June 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
Gardeners always find a good selection of perennials at the Akeley Garden Club sale. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Lines form early for Akeley Garden Club annual plant sale
June 13, 2012 - 1:00pm