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June 19, 2016
Local beekeeper Les Hiltz began has been keeping bees for 25 years. "If you get into beekeeping, you won't get out," he said. "It grows on you. It gets in your blood." (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
Down on Honey Bee Road: Les Hiltz is buzzing right along in the bee business
June 19, 2016 - 4:41pm
July 31, 2015
Les Hiltz operates Hiltz Honey just southwest of Bemidji and has about 1,000 bees for observation this weekend at the Beltrami County Fair. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Bringing the buzz: Educational exhibit at county fair teaches importance of bees and pollination
July 31, 2015 - 8:06pm
June 9, 2015
Farmer Fred Specht planted this low spot in his field to grass and wildflowers in 2011 on his farm near Mahnomen, Minn. Specht was concerned that the pollinator habitat would become a "weed patch," but he said perennial flowers and grasses have choked out most noxious weeds. (Dan Gunderson, MPR News)
Programs give farmers incentive to create bee habitat
June 9, 2015 - 7:21pm
April 18, 2015
The Greater Bemidji Area Planning and Zoning board now has an ordinance that allows Bemidji residents to obtain a permit to have domestic honeybee hives within city limits. (Pioneer file photo)
At home with honeybees: New Bemidji bee ordinance gets an A+ from local keepers
April 18, 2015 - 4:29pm
March 25, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
March 25, 2015 - 8:37am
October 1, 2014
'Bee'-midji: Ordinance in the works regulating beekeeping
October 1, 2014 - 11:49pm
August 15, 2014
Good buzz: Rooftop bee operations in Twin Cities making honey
August 15, 2014 - 2:22am
May 20, 2014
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Plant for the pollinators
May 20, 2014 - 11:19pm
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Plant for the pollinators
May 20, 2014 - 8:17pm
May 28, 2013
Beekeeper Steve Ellis stands in a bee yard where about 1,300 hives wait to be placed in fields for summer honey production in a photo taken May 22 in Barrett. Thousands of bees recently died, and Ellis blames neonicotinoid pesticides. Ellis expects his hives to be much less productive this year. Dan Gunderson | MPR Photo
As bees perish, researchers search for causes and solutions
May 28, 2013 - 11:41pm