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By KATHY MELLOTT
For the Herald 

Dairy Farmer Recalls Winter Bee Trips to Florida

 

December 1, 2022

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Ray Grubb's family used to travel from Pennsylvania to Florida to transport honey bees. The bees helped pollination in orange and grapefruit groves.

As the temperatures turn decidedly cooler and Old Man Winter rears his head signaling he is taking over, the thoughts of a retired dairy farmer living in Southern Morrisons Cove turn to his younger days and oddly enough, to honey bees.

For many years, Ray Grubb of Salemville Road traveled out of the cold and into the sunny environs of Florida with these buzzing insects, so heavily depended upon to pollinate much of the fruits and vegetables grown in this country.

The ride south was usually a pretty cold one for Grubb, but the warmth of the Sunshine State penetrated clear through to the bone...



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