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Tue Nov 12, 2013 09:50 AM CST

LANGDON, Mo. (DTN) -- Though they do no labor, drones -- stingless male bees -- are essential to the production of honey. But the real work of apiaries, spreading pollen and harvesting nectar, is done by worker bees performing their sunup-to-sundown agricultural duty. DTN View From the Cab Farmers Kane Bercaw of Union City, Mich., and William "Shep" Sheppard of Louisiana, Mo., understand completely.

That's because Kane and Shep are worker bees of American agriculture.

The growing season is over and honey bees are safe in their hives, but Kane and Shep continue to ...

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