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April 28, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Art Gelder of Walk-About Acres has about 40 hives at his home and 40 more throughout Boone and Callaway counties. He has been working with bees for 14 years and estimates that he has between 4 million and 5 million bees. He often checks the hives and rearranges the empty frames to get them into a position where the bees will build some comb on it and expand the hive. There are 10 frames, like the one Gelder is holding, per box.

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