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Area bee keepers starting to hive

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Cadott (WQOW) - Area bee keepers are starting to create their bee hives with hopes of a sweeter season.

Last year's harvest wasn't very good according to Randy Rykal, a bee keeper from Cadott. “Bee keepers of 40 years had their worst year ever,” said Rykal. Rykal said that there was too much rain. The rain washed the nectar off the plants, keeping the bees from proper nutrition. This weakened their ability to survive the winter.

This spring has bee keepers like Rykal looking forward to a fresh start. “Every year in the spring, thousands of boxes of bees move into the area from California and the Georgia area, and their are 10,000-20,000 bees in a box,” said Rykal.

Rykal purchased five boxes of bees from California for $95 a piece. He said a good year will produce 50 pounds of honey for each one of his hives, however it varies from year to year.

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