Beekeeping hobby offers sweet reward

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Posted: March 18, 2013

The Winchester Star

Doug Morris of Fauquier County and a member of the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, demonstrates how to extract honey Saturday at the Miller farm in Clarke County. Morris uses a heated tool to remove the wax caps the bees made to hold the honey in the combs of the hive. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Honey flows from the extractor during a demonstration by members of the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah on Saturday.
Randy Jackson, president of the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, helps first-time beekeeper Jaimi Lineberg of Gore put together her beehive box. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Doug Morris places a beehive frame into a motorized extractor as he demonstrates how to remove the honey from the hive. The machine will spin the honey out, which will then drain to the bottom of the stainless steel container.

BERRYVILLE

Tom Miller says beekeepers fall into two categories. “They either have bees right now or else they wish they had bees right now,” said the farmer and beekeeper who lives on Old Charles…



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