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Backyard Beekeeping Reaps Sweet Rewards

Spring’s in full bloom and that means bees are out in full force. While some of us see these flying insects as a nuisance or even a threat, there are others who voluntarily keep a few hundred bees close by. These are beekeepers, and they look after bee hives and harvest honey. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin […]

Heights Resident Donald Burger owns Buckfast bees, similar to those shown here. He compares the gentle bee to a Golden Retriever.

Spring’s in full bloom and that means bees are out in full force.

While some of us see these flying insects as a nuisance or even a threat, there are others who voluntarily keep a few hundred bees close by.

These are beekeepers, and they look after bee hives and harvest honey.

Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin reports that some of the most prevalent beekeeping in Houston is happening in people’s backyards.

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