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I decided to get into beekeeping as a hobby a few months ago. I met a beekeeper who sells his honey at the St Paul Farmers Market, realized how delicious and different honey is from a local producer, and started thinking about honeybees.

I knew I couldn’t keep them in our back yard (too close to a small park usually full of kids, plus the neighbors wouldn’t appreciate bees). So I talked to one of my computer clients who have an organic dairy farm a few miles down the road from us.

When Zwebers said that they would let me put a few hives out on their land (away from their cows), I knew the first roadblock had been overcome.

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