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Bees and their keepers are busy this time of year


April 15, 2020

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A bee returns to the hive with a load of pollen.

It's tempting to start waging war on those early dandelions, but before you dig in, keep in mind that bees are counting on the yellow morsels. They don't have a lot of dining choices this time of year and their honey pantries are a little bare coming out of winter.

"Right now it's a little tough, because everything is on the cusp of being ready to bloom," said Niwot native Dawn Server who owns Meadow Lake Honey in Niwot with her husband, Jeff. Maple trees and daffodils are other early sources of food in this transitional time of year. The Servers say it's helpful to bees, butterflies and o...

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