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By Kurt Christian
The Bloomington Herald Times 

Indiana beekeepers turn to biology to save colonies


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Standing feet from around 250,000 bees, Ellie Symes spoke about the nearly 4.25 million more The Bee Corp. is in the process of acquiring. The fact that she is allergic earned a casual mention.

"I used to bee-keep in dresses," Symes said, adding that she hadn't always been allergic to the primary focus of her benefit corporation. "They don't want to sting you because they know what it does."

Symes, CEO of The Bee Corp., cares about bee survival rates on both the individual and the mass levels. Some beekeepers practice survival of the fittest to weed out genetic we...

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