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Bee Friendly When Planting
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:30 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- My bees were buzzing over Monday's spring warm up. I found a few eager scouts checking to see if the hummingbird feeders held an early treat. A group swarmed from the machine shed where they had discovered a still sticky brood box that was hastily stored last fall. They have plenty of sugar supplements to eat at the hive, but hey... it was a nice day to go out for a meal.

Bees get really busy in the spring building back the colony. The queen starts laying eggs, bee babies emerge and there are a lot ...

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