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Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey

By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2014

~~<p>When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it.</p>
<p>So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage. &quot;I was immediately hooked,&quot; said Kwoczak, who later learned her great-grandfathers were beekeepers in Ukraine. &quot;I started reading everything I could find about beekeeping; took a two-hour, $5 beekeeping class; and made my first hive with my dad's help. I've been keeping bees ever since.&quot;</p>
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When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it.

So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage. "I was immediately hooked," said Kwoczak, who later learned her great-grandfathers were beekeepers in Ukraine. "I started reading everything I could find about beekeeping; took a two-hour, $5 beekeeping class; and made my first hive with my dad's help. I've been keeping bees ever since." Login for more...



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