The buzz about bees

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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Jim Van Raden demonstrates how bee larvae are placed into honey comb inside a beehive, Tuesday, April 22 at his home near Kasilof.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Bunny Chong discussed the sting therapy she uses to ease her symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thursday, April 24, at the Small Business Development Center.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Jim Van Raden said sometimes nectar solidifies and remains in the comb inside a beehive, Tuesday, April 22 at his home near Kasilof.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Bunny Chong said she only works on one set of joints per day, and will only sting every other digit on her hands and feet during the string therapy she uses to ease her symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thursday, April 24, at the Small Business Development Center.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Jim Van Raden holds a container with the tiny cages that house and transport queen bees once they are extracted from a hive, Tuesday, April 22 at his home near Kasilof.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Jim Van Raden keeps his hives high off the ground to keep away bears, Tuesday, April 22 at his home near Kasilof. He said he has never had an incident.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Sarah Souders brought books, equipment and samples of her honey-based products to her classes on beekeeping at the Kenai Peninsula College.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Charlie Franz listens to Sarah Souders teach how to be a successful Beekeeper on the Kenai Peninsula during a course at the Kenai Peninsula College.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Sarah Souders holds classes on beekeeping on the Kenai Peninsula through the Cooperative Extension Service at the Kenai Peninsula College.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Bunny Chong's husband Al Chong aims the bee to hit precisily on Kishaba's joint, for the sting therapy that eases her symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Friday, April 25, at her home in Soldotna.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Al Chong opens one of his hives to collect some honeybees, Friday, April 25, at her home in Soldotna.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Al Chong opens one of his hives to collect some honeybees, Friday, April 25, at her home in Soldotna.
 

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