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Local beekeeper unpacks honey's journey from hive to shelf

Researchers say they've found a way to let queen bees pass on immunity to a devastating disease called American foulbrood. The infectious disease is so deadly, many states and beekeeping groups recommend burning any hive that's been infected. Here, a frame from a normal hive is seen in a photo from 2017.
Bernadett Szabo
A frame from a commercial beehive.

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

Spencer Hupp's father talked him into trying beekeeping. He fell in love with the tiny pollinators and with the sweet treat they create.

Now, he's sharing the spoils through Hupp's Honey. You can find his honey, beekeeping expertise and some delicious sandwiches at Bashful Bison Market for Honey at the Market on June 3.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.