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07/31/14 — Let's bee friends

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Let's bee friends

By Steve Herring
Published in News on July 31, 2014 1:46 PM

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Bill Thering uses a smoker to care for his 82 honeybee hives at his home in Pikeville on Wednesday afternoon. Thering has been a beekeeper for 10 years and now teaches bee school classes.

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Bill Thering talks about his experience as a beekeeper.

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The Beekeepers of the Neuse has surpassed 100 members as more people have realized the importance of the pollinators.

It's better to float like a butterfly than to be stung by a bee. To prove that simple lesson, Bill Thering, wearing no protective gear and armed with only a smoker, makes calm and measured movements among his beehives...

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