August 08, 2013 Slideshows » Culture & Food

Photos: Local beekeepers and their hives 

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A bee works in a hive at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Owner Mike Durst walks into a field holding hives at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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A queen, center, is surrounded by her brood at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Two bees drink spilled honey at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Owner Mike Durst moves a hive at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Bees work in a hive at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Owner Mike Durst opens a hive at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Owner Mike Durst holds beeswax at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Owner Mike Durst holds pollen at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Owner Mike Durst examines a bee hive frame at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Owner Mike Durst holds an essential oil patty for bees at Mark T. Durst and Sons. The essential oil patties are food for the bees and contributes to their health.
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Owner Mike Durst sits in the midst of his hives at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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Olson's Honey Field Supervisor Matthew Shakespear inspects a bee hive frame.
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A bee pollinates a sunflower near an Olson's Honey facility.
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Olson's Honey Field Supervisor Matthew Shakespear holds an enclosed queen bee.
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Olson's Honey bee hives and frames are photographed during sorting.
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Olson's Honey employee Furmin Lua smokes a bee hive before inspecting the frames within.
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Olson's Honey employee Furmin Lua inspects a bee hive frame.
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Olson's Honey Field Supervisor Matthew Shakespear, left, and employee Furmin Lua trade bee hive frames to inspect.
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Olson's Honey employee Furmin Lua inspects a bee hive frame.
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Olson's Honey employee Furmin Lua inspects a bee hive frame.
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Olson's Honey employee Furmin Lua inspects a bee hive frame.
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Olson's Honey Field Supervisor Matthew Shakespear prepares to remove a frame from a bee hive.
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Owner Mike Durst holds beeswax at Mark T. Durst and Sons.
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