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By Nick Hytrek
Sioux City Journal 

Iowa beekeeper receives grant to spread knowledge


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — For years, Duane Bajema was able to tend to his bees and hives in peace.

The Dordt College agriculture professor maintained a few hives on campus and kept learning more and more about the bees and beekeeping.

"I was really very comfortable of taking care of my bees and minding my own business," Bajema said.

Then about 13 years ago, Bajema gave in to requests from several local residents who wanted him to teach them how to keep bees.

That was it until about five years ago. Since then, there's been a lot more buzz about honeybees, and more people have come to Bajema,...

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