Beekeepers drawn to new area group

Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Wearing their bee suits, 7-year-old Addie Hudson, left, and her brother, Coby, 9, of Fruita check a hive in their yard on 20 Road to see how the bees survived the winter. The two are the children of beekeeper and Fruita Monument High School agriculture teacher Ryan Hudson, who helped organize a meeting that gauged interest in forming a beekeepers association. About 50 people attended and elected a committee to write bylaws for the Western Colorado Beekeepers Association.



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Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Wearing their bee suits, 7-year-old Addie Hudson, left, and her brother, Coby, 9, of Fruita check a hive in their yard on 20 Road to see how the bees survived the winter. The two are the children of beekeeper and Fruita Monument High School agriculture teacher Ryan Hudson, who helped organize a meeting that gauged interest in forming a beekeepers association. About 50 people attended and elected a committee to write bylaws for the Western Colorado Beekeepers Association.

The room was buzzing as nearly four-dozen people gathered recently to discuss starting a beekeepers association in the Grand Valley. “We were really surprised at how many people showed…




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