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Habitat for the honey bee

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — There has been a lot of buzz about bees in recent years with the sharp decline in the honey bee population, Colony Collapse Disorder and fears there may one day not be enough honey bees to pollinate the trees and plants that bear our …continue reading on

In the bee business: North Dakota honey farmer Ray Green faces uncertainty

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mike Hricik
MOTT — Ray Green of Mott plans to keep waking up at the crack of dawn to work, even during the Independence Day weekend.
Green, his arms ticked here and there with bee stings, is busy supervising the …continue reading on

Ag leaders adopt measure to protect honeybees

September 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The nation’s top state agriculture officials are urging the federal government to work with them to develop strategies to protect the health of honeybees. Continue Reading

SD ranks second in the nation for honey production

March 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota production from producers with five or more colonies was up 3 percent over the year.
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Fire destroys Andover honey company building

September 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ANDOVER (AP) A weekend fire destroyed a building at the Taylor Honey Co. in the northeastern South Dakota town of Andover, but the company owner and others say the incident could have been worse.
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Two Harbors beekeeper sees sweet success

August 25, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

If you are a beekeeper, August is prime time for production and gearing up for storing honey and getting it ready for sale. Continue Reading

Bees abuzz with spring honey production

May 18, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Twenty-five years ago Brett Kent, working as a Highway Patrol deputy in Roseau County, was introduced to beekeeping.
A chief deputy asked if he might put a couple of hives in the Kents’ yard. Continue Reading

North Dakota is a honey hotbed

May 11, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Honey prices are at historic levels as consumer demand continues to grow for the natural sweetener. Continue Reading

Sweet situation: demand for natural sweetener grows

May 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota producers look to cash in on high honey pricesHoney prices are at historic levels as consumer demand continues to grow for the natural sweetener. Retail prices for honey have never been higher and ripples in the worldwide supply chain have those in the industry buzzing.
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The buzz on bees

September 24, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Birds aren’t the only ones who fly south for the winter, said Bonnie Woodworth, co-owner of Woodworth Bees based out of Dunn County.
Soon area farmers will have to say goodbye to their not-so-friendly neighbors.
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